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Protest Politics and Power Politics

Gary Dorrien

in Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300205619
eISBN:
9780300231359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205619.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was pastor of the historic Abyssinian Church in Harlem for many years and America’s only nationally prominent black politician. Many Americans knew of the kind of Christianity ... More


Exodus in the Civil Rights Era: Returning the Struggle to the Black Church

Herbert Robinson Marbury

in Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835966
eISBN:
9781479875030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835966.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the Civil Rights Movement both as an ideological trajectory and a chronological rubric, analyzing the interpretive work of two figures: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the U.S. ... More


This Community Is Being Criminalized

Matthew Vaz (ed.)

in Running the Numbers: Race, Police, and the History of Urban Gambling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226690445
eISBN:
9780226690582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226690582.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the politics of gambling in New York City. A long tradition of demands for black autonomy in the gambling business confronted a well developed system of gambling corruption in ... More


The End of the Beginning

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0022
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1982, the author, who worked as a reporter for the black-owned magazine Jet and its sister publication Ebony for fifty-three years, received the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award for “a ... More


“Everybody’s Libber”: The Laundry Workers’ Postwar Civil Rights Unionism

Matter Carson

in A Matter of Moral Justice: Black Women Laundry Workers and the Fight for Justice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043901
eISBN:
9780252052804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043901.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

The immediate postwar years saw significant turmoil in the Laundry Workers Joint Board, the result of competitive pressures in the industry, an employer offensive (evidence that in the laundries a ... More


The Case against Congress

Donald A. Ritchie

in The Columnist: Leaks, Lies, and Libel in Drew Pearson's Washington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190067588
eISBN:
9780190067618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067588.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Favorable mention in the “Washington Merry-Go-Round” could boost congressional careers, while exposés undermined them. Believing that those who wrote the laws should abide by them, Pearson taunted ... More


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