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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


“More Sensitive Than Schools” the Struggle to Desegregate Municipal Swimming Pools

Jeff Wiltse

in Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831007
eISBN:
9781469604664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888988_wiltse.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the legal battle waged by African Americans to end racial discrimination and segregation in swimming pools in the northern United States. It considers how court rulings by state ... More


Nixon, the NAACP, and the Courts, 1924–1934

Will Guzmán

in Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038921
eISBN:
9780252096884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038921.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recounts how Nixon helped lay the foundation for Black voting rights in the South as the central plaintiff in two landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases: Nixon v. Herndon (1927) and Nixon v. ... More


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