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The Time of the Black Elephant

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses how for African Americans, the events of the mid-1970s only served to reinforce an already contentious relationship with the Grand Old Party (GOP)—frustrations that were born ... More


The Dawn of Political Influence, 1947–1961

Alton Hornsby

in Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032825
eISBN:
9780813038537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032825.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new black American political influence in the political scene of Atlanta. This chapter begins with a chronicle of the political career of William Berry ... More


Analysis of Black American Voters in Barack Obama’s Victory

Martin Kilson

in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter probes the electoral attributes of a special political dynamic that contributed significantly to Barack Obama's victory in both the 2008 Democratic primary contests and in the national ... More


Black Power Triumphant, 1970–1981

Alton Hornsby

in Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032825
eISBN:
9780813038537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032825.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the events of 1970 to 1981 which marked the triumph of black power. In 1970, the election of the first black vice mayor marked a significant change in the political power of ... More


Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Simon Topping

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the 1930s and 1940s, many African Americans left the Republican Party and joined ranks with the Democrats. Before this time, the few blacks actually able to exercise their franchise ... More


Wink, Nod, Vote

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the practice and the consequences of race-neutral campaign strategies in America. More specifically, it looks at the origins of race-neutral campaign strategies among black ... More


From Reconstruction to the Nadir, 1867–1908

Alton Hornsby

in Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032825
eISBN:
9780813038537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032825.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the political history of African Americans in Atlanta after they emerged as free men and women from the reigns of bondage. African Americans who emerged from the chains of ... More


Toward a Multiracial Democracy: The Jackson and Obama Contributions

Charles P. Henry

in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the evolution of Blacks from voters to candidates following the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. It argues that there were two waves of Black electoral success. Focusing on ... More


Conditions and Consequences of the Voting Rights Act

Tova Andrea Wang

in The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450853
eISBN:
9780801466038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450853.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the years between the 1920s and the early 1960s, a time of relative stasis in the election process. One important exception to this trend of stagnation was the removal of the ... More


The Lily-White House

Simon Topping

in Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The seeds of African American alignment found a fertile ground during the presidencies of Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, but it accelerated and sprouted during the Great ... More


Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965

Frank R. Parker

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842744
eISBN:
9781469603315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869697_parker
Subject:
History, African-American History

Most Americans see the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as the culmination of the civil rights movement. When the law was enacted, black voter registration in Mississippi soared. Few black ... More


Brothers from Another Mother: Rescripting Religious Ties to Overcome the Racial Past

Catherine R. Squires

in The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762899
eISBN:
9780814770788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762899.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the strategy of replacing race with religion, an ostensibly more legitimate collective identity. It highlights specialty conservative Christian media created to reach out to ... More


Armed Resistance and the Mississippi Movement

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes some of the struggles faced by the Mississippi freedom movement. As the stronghold of southern white supremacy, Mississippi became the nightmare of many civil rights activists. ... More


The Totally Political Man

Simon Topping

in Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Stung with another defeat in the 1940 elections, the GOP embarked on another period of soul searching. After the elections of 1940, the GOP was faced with the prospect of making up a unified stand on ... More


The Price of the Ticket

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Barack Obama's race-neutral approach to governing and policymaking—as well as black voters' and black elites' refusal to pressure him to address community interests—and its ... More


Jockeying, Buck-Passing, and Double-Talk

Simon Topping

in Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

After the death of Franklin Roosevelt in April 1954, the Republican Party's hopes of regaining the African American vote, and more importantly the White House, increased and widened. Dewey was shaped ... More


. Civil Rights, Brooklyn Style

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes events between 1964 and 1965. These include local civil rights activism and awareness of the southern movement in New York City; the registration of black voters in Brooklyn; ... More


Uncle Julius’s Cabin: Black Political Entrepreneurs and the Future of Black Politics

Andra Gillespie

in The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732441
eISBN:
9780814738689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732441.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides the rationale of the book, admonishing any aspiring young black politician that, while employing elite displacement has its rewards, there are also inherent risks. From a ... More


Backlash: The Great Society, Vietnam, and Conservative Solutions

Bryan Hardin Thrift

in Conservative Bias: How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049311
eISBN:
9780813050133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049311.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the years after President Johnson’s 1964 landslide election, white voters in eastern North Carolina and the rest of the South grew disenchanted with liberalism. Helms recognized that racial ... More


Opportunity Costs: The Impact of the 2008 Campaign on the Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton

Scharn Robinson

in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at Bill Clinton's role in the 2008 campaign and his special relationship to Black voters. As he left office in 2001, Clinton's positive legacy of social and economic inclusiveness ... More


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