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The Eyes of the World Are upon Us: The Politics of Lynching

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

in Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646725
eISBN:
9781469646749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646725.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyses how black women living in Washington, D.C. in the 1920s and early 1930s worked hard to pass a federal anti-lynching law. Over a period of fifteen years, women employed a range ... More


“Unholy and Unchristian Attitude”: Interracial Dialogue in Segregated Spaces, 1920–1937

Betty Livingston Adams

in Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814745465
eISBN:
9781479880324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745465.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines newly enfranchised black women’s public presence and Christian activism in the interwar years. No longer fighting a Southern problem, they focused their New Negro militancy on ... More


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