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1777: An Act to Prevent Domestic Insurrections

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0014
Subject:
History, African-American History

Suspicious of the Quakers' Loyalist leanings and fearful of slave rebellion, the North Carolina government reacted in alarm when Friends began setting slaves free and introduced a law called the Act ... More


Conclusion

Ted Maris-Wolf

in Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620077
eISBN:
9781469620091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620077.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter synthesizes the lessons of the previous chapters, highlighting the ways in which freed African Americans, against all odds, used the legal system to their advantage in ... More


Not to Rely Completely on the Courts: Black Feminist Leadership in the Reproductive Rights Battles, 1969–1971

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the ways in which Flo Kennedy brought her legal expertise and political knowledge to the campaign to repeal New York State’s restrictive abortion laws. She served as counsel for ... More


Reapportionment:: Giving Clark Some Company

Chris Danielson

in After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037387
eISBN:
9780813042350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037387.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the fourteen-year legal battle to create single-member districts in the state legislature and aid black candidates. When the MFDP began its lawsuit in 1965, Mississippi used ... More


Robert Clark and the Ascendancy to Black Power: The Case of the Mississippi Black State Legislators

Byron D’Andra Orey

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Black Power in relation to the issues that have been addressed by African Americans who were elected to the Mississippi legislature since 1967, whether through influence or new ... More


“Be Thou Strong Therefore and Show Thyself a Man”: Georgia Volunteers, Colored, 1889–1895

Gregory Mixon

in Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062723
eISBN:
9780813051697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062723.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter focuses on militia reorganization and the Georgia legislature’s debates over how to define the militia. The role of the militia both in Georgia and nationally was evolving and changing ... More


Annie Devine: June 1965, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0036
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in 1912 in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Canton, Mississippi, Annie Devine worked for the black-owned Security Life Insurance Company before she became involved in the civil rights movement. In ... More


Rising

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the history of Negro achievement in education in Illinois. In January 1825 the Illinois Legislature enacted a law calling for the establishment of common schools in each county ... More


Freedom Bound in a New Republic

Ted Maris-Wolf

in Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620077
eISBN:
9781469620091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620077.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recounts how republicanism helped to ease the oppression of freed blacks in Virginia's legislature. During the early nineteenth century, Virginia remained committed to the notion of a ... More


The Doswell Brothers Demand a Law

Ted Maris-Wolf

in Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620077
eISBN:
9781469620091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620077.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter follows the story of Willis and Andrew Doswell—two freed blacks who petitioned for re-enslavement, after appearing in court, the result of allegations of illegal residency in Virginia, ... More


The Judicial Response to Massive Resistance: Allen v. State Board of Elections

Frank R. Parker

in Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842744
eISBN:
9781469603315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869697_parker.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

To expand the participation of black leaders and voters in the electoral process in the state of Mississippi, it was indispensable to eliminate the discriminatory structural barriers imposed by the ... More


Behold the Land: To Stay and Fight At Home and Struggle for Civil Rights

Luther Adams

in Way Up North in Louisville: African American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834220
eISBN:
9781469603865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899434_adams.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses W. E. B. Du Bois's 1946 speech, “Behold the Land.” “The future of Negroes is in the South,” the speech began, as an interracial group at the Southern Youth Legislature hosted ... More


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