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“The Spirit and Strategy of the United Front”: Randolph and the National Negro Congress, 1936–1940

Erik S. Gellman

in Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785942
eISBN:
9780814724477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785942.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores Randolph's involvement in the National Negro Congress (NNC), and how the organization's history provides a compelling example of the internal frictions that would eventually ... More


In Moran Weston’s Harlem

Eben Miller

in Born along the Color Line: The 1933 Amenia Conference and the Rise of a National Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195174557
eISBN:
9780190254285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195174557.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Moran Weston, who turned to the radical left to pursue the goal of creating an interracial movement for social justice emerging out of the respective struggles of American ... More


The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Brian Dolinar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032691
eISBN:
9781617032707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book describes how the social and political movements that grew out of the Depression facilitated the left turn of several African American artists and writers. The Communist-led John Reed Clubs ... More


The Editor's Dilemma

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

in Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses a speech delivered to the National Negro Congress by renowned writer and poet Sterling Brown, in which he relayed the many obstacles facing black authors: “The Negro writer is ... More


Black Politics

James Wolfinger

in Philadelphia Divided: Race and Politics in the City of Brotherly Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831496
eISBN:
9781469603551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878101_wolfinger.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the development of a more forceful black politics in Philadelphia during the late 1930s within the framework of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. It considers how the African ... More


Making a National Movement Local: The Civil Rights Struggle in Philadelphia, 1936–1948

David A. Canton

in Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734256
eISBN:
9781621036555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734256.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Raymond Pace Alexander’s civil rights activity within the context of the long civil rights movement, his transformation from race radical to reformer, his involvement with the ... More


Introduction

Brian Dolinar

in The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032691
eISBN:
9781617032707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book begins by presenting the common understanding that the Communist Party hindered black cultural expression during the 1940s. The chapter shows that the Communist-led Left promoted several ... More


Chicago: Against War and Fascism

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his role in the Communist Party of the United States’s campaign in Chicago against war and fascism during the 1930s. In late 1934, Haywood left New York for ... More


Black Workers Change Tactics, 1937–1941

Beth Tompkins Bates

in The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835647
eISBN:
9781469601571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837450_bates.14
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the formation of the volunteer organizers' group by the Trade Union Committee of the National Negro Congress (NNC). Volunteer labor activists met in the privacy of workers' ... More


Charting a New Course for Black Workers

Beth Tompkins Bates

in The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835647
eISBN:
9781469601571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837450_bates.13
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter demonstrates the efforts of black Detroiters and black Ford workers in laying the foundation for their version of civil rights unionism. The Detroit Civic Rights Committee (CRC) charted ... More


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