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Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Jenny Woodley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores what James Weldon Johnson called the “art approach to the Negro problem.” The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) developed a strategy that attempted ... More


White in Hollywood

Jenny Woodley

in Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates Walter White's attempts to convince the film industry to change its depiction of African Americans. In the 1940s White went to Hollywood to put pressure on the studio ... More


Du Bois's Crisis and the Black Image on the Page

Jenny Woodley

in Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between 1910 and 1934 W. E. B. Du Bois was editor of the NAACP's official magazine, the Crisis. This chapter examines the artwork, poetry, short stories, and plays he published and the ways he ... More


Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This is a biography of Anna May Wong, legendary Chinese American actress. Its covers her upbringing as second-generation Chinese America in Los Angeles. It uncovers early career in Silent Films, ... More


: “The national mental attitude”

Jenny Woodley

in Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction establishes the NAACP's cultural strategy: its attitude toward different forms of culture and its ideas about how these could be used to combat racial inequality. Broadly speaking, ... More


Speaking of Abjection: White Writing and Black Resistance in Kathryn Stockett’s

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The genre of the white liberal race novel was revived in 2009 by Stockett’s bestseller and its high-profile Hollywood film version. Much controversy broke out over the novel’s depiction of black ... More


The Birth of a Cultural Strategy

Jenny Woodley

in Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter uses the campaign against the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation as a case study to establish the key principles of the NAACP's cultural strategy. Its bitter and often unsuccessful ... More


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