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Ridicule and Celebration: Black Women as Symbols in the Rearticulation of Race

Maxine Leeds Craig

in Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152623
eISBN:
9780199849345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with a discussion of the two separate protests conducted during the Miss America pageant in September 1968: that of Women's Liberation members against beauty pageants, and the ... More


The Spectacle of Free Black Personhood

Aaron Carico

in Black Market: The Slave's Value in National Culture after 1865

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655581
eISBN:
9781469655604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655581.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the aesthetics and politics that inform modes of realism increasingly used to represent Black Americans in the late nineteenth century. Beginning with a trompe l’oeil painting ... More


A Splendid Failure?: Black Reconstruction and Du Bois’s Tragic Vision of Politics

Vijay Phulwani

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this essay, Vijay Phulwani posits that Du Bois uses the language of tragedy in 1935’s Black Reconstruction in America to emphasize the constraints and limitations created by white supremacy and ... More


Segregated Sectors: Leonard Freed, the Berlin Crisis, and the Color Line

Paul M. Farber

in A Wall of Our Own: An American History of the Berlin Wall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469655086
eISBN:
9781469655109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655086.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In late August 1961, Jewish American photojournalist Leonard Freed visited the Berlin Wall. His chance encounter with an unnamed Black soldier, who he photographed, guarding the newly erected wall ... More


The Movement Meets the Press: The 1968 Miss America Pageant Protest

Bonnie J. Dow

in Watching Women's Liberation, 1970: Feminism's Pivotal Year on the Network News

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038563
eISBN:
9780252096488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038563.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes national press coverage of the feminist protest at the 1968 Miss America Pageant, the event that put women's liberation on the national media map and that would have a ... More


Social Experiments with Modernism

Darby English

in 1971: A Year in the Life of Color

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226131054
eISBN:
9780226274737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226274737.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses two exhibitions that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the heart of United States cultural ... More


Epilogue: the Covenant With Black America

in In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226298245
eISBN:
9780226298269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298269.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book has attempted to demonstrate how pragmatism helps sort out some of the more troublesome conceptual problems confronting African American politics, and, in so doing, has emphasized the ... More


For New Afrikan People’s War: Lessons and Legacies of the New Afrikan Independence Movement

Edward Onaci

in Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656144
eISBN:
9781469656168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656144.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the New Afrikan Independence Movement beyond the PG-RNA. It highlights some of the organizations and parties that struggled for New Afrikan independence alongside the ... More


Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785942
eISBN:
9780814724477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785942.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

At one time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889–1979) was a household name. As president of the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), he was an embodiment of America's multifaceted radical ... More


Introduction

Gerald Horne

in The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041198
eISBN:
9780252099762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041198.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter provides a background of Claude Barnett and the Associated Negro Press (ANP). Though not often recognized as such, Claude Barnett was one of the leading Pan-Africanists of ... More


Spirituals in Uncle Tom Shows, Melodramas, and Spectacles

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Stage productions of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) were a staple of theaters across the United States well into the twentieth century. In 1876, after jubilee troupes had ... More


Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream

Christina M. Greer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989300
eISBN:
9780199346332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989300.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream explores the political significance of ethnicity for new immigrant and native-born blacks. Utilizing ... More


White Men's Law: The Roots of Systemic Racism

Peter Irons

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190914943
eISBN:
9780197582923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914943.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

White Men’s Law recounts and explores the legal and extralegal means by which systemic White racism has kept Black Americans “in their place” from slavery to police and vigilante killings of Black ... More


A Reintroduction to Asa Philip Randolph

Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang

in Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785942
eISBN:
9780814724477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785942.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter emphasizes the importance of a more thorough and nuanced understanding of Asa Philip Randolph's (1889–1979) legacy and achievements. As president of the all-black ... More


Epilogue: “Rooting Out Systemic Racism”

Peter Irons

in White Men's Law: The Roots of Systemic Racism

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190914943
eISBN:
9780197582923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914943.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue, written after the 2020 elections and the inauguration of President Joe Biden, first looks at the refusal of former president Donald Trump to accept his electoral defeat and his ... More


Enduring Legacy of Whitney M. Young Jr.

Alma J. Carten

in Find a Way or Make One: A Documentary History of Clark Atlanta University Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work (1920-2020)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197518465
eISBN:
9780197518496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518465.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter overviews the life of Whitney M. Young Jr. from his early years in Kentucky to the time of his accidental downing death in Lagos, Nigeria. The content covers his early experience with ... More


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