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Prospects of the House Divided

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith

in Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142630
eISBN:
9781400839766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reflects on how Americans can achieve further progress in their long national struggle to reduce enduring material race inequalities. It first returns to the structure of American racial ... More


“Let the white man put himself in the negro's place”: Black Men Navigate the Terrain of Race Ambassador

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the institutional efforts of North Carolina's leading black men to promote racial pride, progress, and a dignified manhood within the black race while fostering interracial ... More


“Who Are You America but Me?”: The American Negro Exposition, 1940

Jeffrey Helgeson

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the 1940 American Negro Exposition in Chicago, the first black-organized world's fair that sought to showcase African American artists on a national stage. It delineates the ... More


Shakespeare and Black Women’s Clubs

Katherine West Scheil

in She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450426
eISBN:
9780801464225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450426.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter shows how numerous black club women across the country claimed Shakespeare for their own educational and social agendas. These women saw knowledge of Shakespeare as a way to attain ... More


Three Emancipations: Manderlay

Elisabeth R. Anker

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that Manderlay (2005) challenges the interpretation of emancipation as the founding moment that propelled US racial progress from slavery to freedom. The film asks an important ... More


Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Nazera Sadiq Wright

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Long portrayed as a masculine endeavor, the African American struggle for progress often found expression through an unlikely literary figure: the black girl. Drawing on heavy archival research on a ... More


Introduction

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/9780252036453.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter discusses events that mark three periods of racial progress in U.S. history. These are: the period following the Revolutionary War, the period that began with the Civil War ... More


I Got What I Got the Hard Way: The Music and Mythology of the Memphis Sound

Charles L. Hughes

in Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622439
eISBN:
9781469623245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622439.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the emergence of the “Memphis Sound” during the mid-1960s. Heralded as the era's “blackest” pop music, the sub-genre became an internationally recognized symbol for racial ... More


“Spreading the Gospel of Basketball”: The Harlem Globetrotters, the State Department, and the Minstrel Tradition, 1945–54

Damion L. Thomas

in Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037177
eISBN:
9780252094293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037177.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the Harlem Globetrotters as Cold Warriors between 1947 and 1954. This is an important moment because prior to the passage of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, the ... More


Epilogue

Tom Adam Davies

in Mainstreaming Black Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292109
eISBN:
9780520965645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292109.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This epilogue considers the developments in racial progress since the decades covered in this volume. It shows how millions of African Americans find themselves mired in poverty and trapped in a ... More


Caught within the Shadow

Craig R. Prentiss

in Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707951
eISBN:
9780814708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707951.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines plays that share a common theme—embracing progress through education—in which the writers depict both conservative, southern Christianity and African conjuring traditions as ... More


“Light Is Bursting upon the World!”

Brent M. S. Campney

in This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039508
eISBN:
9780252097614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039508.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter debunks the idealistic notion that white Kansans were in favor of racial progress during the Civil War, when slaves took advantage of the turmoil to flee from Missouri and seek refuge in ... More


Conclusion

Tom Adam Davies

in Mainstreaming Black Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292109
eISBN:
9780520965645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292109.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter summarizes the major themes explored throughout this book. It argues that Black Power was a flexible and ambiguous concept, and the goals it broadly encompassed—black ... More


Tailors, Sufis, and Abïstays: Agents of Change

Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli

in Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452314
eISBN:
9780801454776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452314.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter shows how numerous black club women across the country claimed Shakespeare for their own educational and social agendas. These women saw knowledge of Shakespeare as a way to attain ... More


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