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What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Dell Upton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A study of monuments to the civil rights movement and African American history that have been erected in the U.S. South over the past three decades, this work explores how commemorative structures ... More


Dual Heritage

Dell Upton

in What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the tradition of dual heritage that has enjoyed a resurgence in the aftermath of the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century. In the years following the Civil War, ... More


What Might Be Said

Dell Upton

in What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on memorials to African American history that suggest what might be said. One such memorial can be found in South Carolina's state capitol: a monument to Strom Thurmond, the ... More


Accentuate The Positive

Dell Upton

in What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the notion that monuments erected in the South to celebrate African American history should present a positive message. It first considers the controversy surrounding the ... More


Introduction: What Can and Can’t Be Said

Dell Upton

in What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the role of monuments to the civil rights movement in the creation of a New South. As the Southern monuments evolved, their makers continually confronted a central question: What ... More


Conclusion

Martha S. Jones

in All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831526
eISBN:
9781469605012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888902_jones.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book concludes by discussing the Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Rochester, New York, which is considered black Rochester's grandest edifice. Among its outstanding features ... More


1797: Petition of Freemen

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/9780813034706.003.0025
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1797, the confrontation between the Quakers of North Carolina and the state of North Carolina came to debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as the result of two petitions. The ... More


1797–1798: Congress Debates the Pennsylvania Friends' Memorial

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/9780813034706.003.0028
Subject:
History, African-American History

On 29 November 1797, when “The Memorial and Address of the People Called Quakers” was laid before the Senate of the United States, it was read and immediately ordered to lie on the table. The ... More


Mobilizations and Memorials

Kevin J. Mumford

in "Not Straight, Not White": Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626840
eISBN:
9781469628073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Despite the rightward political turn across the nation, gay communities mobilized for legal protection and increasingly, for AIDS research and treatment. Black gay activists formed new groups to ... More


Remembering

Sonja D. Williams

in Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039874
eISBN:
9780252097980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039874.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recounts Richard Durham's memorial service at Rayner's funeral home in his hometown Chicago. Durham died unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 27, 1984, during a business trip in New ... More


Creating Normalcy: Washington After Wilson

Eric S. Yellin

in Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607207
eISBN:
9781469608020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607207.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the official dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Gleaming white, the enormous neoclassical marble temple housed a larger-than-life statue of Abraham ... More


. This Ain't No Geraldine Up Here ~ 1972 ~

Nadine Cohodas

in Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872437
eISBN:
9781469602240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas.24
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Nina's first performance in Washington, D.C. in several years; the city's Constitution Hall was nearly filled to its 3,800-seat capacity. It was not lost on Nina that three ... More


History Lessons

Brenda Elaine Stevenson

in Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832011
eISBN:
9781469604763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889121_white.14
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Brenda Elaine Stevenson disliked history as a child, and the reasons why she thought she did. Stevenson grew up in a small, typical southern town in segregated Virginia ... More


“The Second Battle for Africa Has Begun”: Rev. Clarence W. Harding Jr., Garveyism, Liberia, and the Diasporic Midwest, 1966–1978

Erik S. McDuffie

in Global Garveyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056210
eISBN:
9780813058030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056210.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the underappreciated impact of Garveyism in shaping Liberian politics and life during the 1970s. This work was spearheaded by Rev. Clarence W. Harding Jr., a dynamic ... More


Gone Home

Karida L. Brown

in Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647036
eISBN:
9781469647050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647036.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between 1940 and 1970, Harlan County, Kentucky lost seventy percent of its black population due to industrial decline. Accompanying the estimated five million other African Americans who were ... More


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