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The Progressives, Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, and the Multiple Racisms That Marked Jim Crow Segregation

Marouf A. Hasian and Nicholas S. Paliewicz

in Racial Terrorism: A Rhetorical Investigation of Lynching

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496831743
eISBN:
9781496831774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831743.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, the authors focus on the genealogical dimensions of the anti-lynching efforts of those nineteenth-century progressive advocates who joined Ida B. Wells-Barnett during her ... More


Campaigning against Lynching with Ida B. Wells and Harry C. Smith

Carolyn L. Karcher

in A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 5 highlights Tourgée’s extensive anti-lynching journalism, which filled his “Bystander” column from 1888 on. The chapter centers around Tourgée’s collaboration with Ida B. Wells and Harry C. ... More


Community Development in an Age of Protest, 1935–40

Jeffrey Helgeson

in Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

At the same time that black women engaged in the “politics of home” during the Depression (Ch. 1), this chapter shows that among the largely male-led political networks, a diversity of competing ... More


“Crusade for Justice”: Ida B. Wells and the Power of the Multitude

James Edward Ford III

in Thinking Through Crisis: Depression-Era Black Literature, Theory, and Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286904
eISBN:
9780823288939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286904.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Notebook 2 reframes Ida B Wells as a thinker of the multitude. In her unfinished autobiography Crusade for Justice, Wells sets aside her image as the maverick opposing lynching singlehandedly. Her ... More


Women’s Rights, the World’s Fair, and Activists on the National Stage

Margaret Garb

in Freedom's Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135908
eISBN:
9780226136066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136066.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 provoked wide-ranging protests from African Americans who were largely excluded from the Fair's exhibits. The famed anti-lynching activist Ida B. ... More


A Straight-Talking Advocate

Carolyn L. Karcher

in A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 1 introduces Tourgée and illuminates his ethos, first, by tracing his career from the Reconstruction era to 1890, when he entered on his most intensive collaboration with African Americans, ... More


Fight for a New America

D’Weston Haywood

in Journalism and Jim Crow: White Supremacy and the Black Struggle for a New America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044106
eISBN:
9780252053047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044106.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the work of militant Black journalists like T. Thomas Fortune, Ida B. Wells, and W. E. B. Du Bois who mobilized to combat the political economies and social orders of the New ... More


The Press and Lynching

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Journalism and Jim Crow: White Supremacy and the Black Struggle for a New America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044106
eISBN:
9780252053047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044106.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter documents the complex relationship between lynching and newspapers, which has received inadequate attention. As the author writes, “any understanding of the phenomenon of lynching in the ... More


Mob Law in the South

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0015
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the essay, “Mob Law in the South,” written by Fortune for the Independent, appealing to the nation for assistance in ending the brutal acts of lynching. He extoled the actions ... More


Iola

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/9780252037696.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Ida. B. Wells's crusade against Negro lynching and other abuses. Illinois newspapers adhering to the Democratic Party almost invariably treated the Negroes with undisguised ... More


The Blacker the Village, the Sweeter the Juice

Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria F. Robinson

in Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520292826
eISBN:
9780520966178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292826.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Using the life and times of pioneering antilynching activist and sociologist Ida B. Wells, this chapter begins the exploration of chocolate cities as black villages. One of the defining attributes, ... More


A Tale of Two Franceses—Temperance and Suffragism in the United States

Mark Lawrence Schrad

in Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190841577
eISBN:
9780197523322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841577.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Chapter 13 examines the Reconstruction Era struggle for women’s rights and African American rights through the American Equal Rights Association, and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), ... More


Architect of the New South

Kathy Roberts Forde

in Journalism and Jim Crow: White Supremacy and the Black Struggle for a New America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044106
eISBN:
9780252053047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044106.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how the managing editor of the Atlanta Constitution and national spokesman of the New South, Henry W. Grady, led Georgia Democrats in building white supremacy in the South. It ... More


‘Our Women in Journalism’: African-American Women Journalists and the Circulation of News

Caroline Bressey

in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s: The Victorian Period

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474433907
eISBN:
9781474465120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433907.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Caroline Bressey’s essay explores how ‘racial prejudice excluded black women from new spaces of expression created by white women’ in the British press (p. 528). It was not until 1900, with the ... More


The Origins of Bearing Witness While Black

Allissa V. Richardson

in Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190935528
eISBN:
9780190935566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935528.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 2 traces the genealogy of black witnesses through three overlapping eras of domestic terrorism against African Americans: slavery, lynching, and police brutality. Black storytellers in each ... More


“Unity in Diversity”: The National Association of Colored Women’s

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter argues that the role of the National Association of Colored Women in early law-related civil rights activism should be reconceptualized to emphasize the importance of African American ... More


The Mythic Dimensions of American Capitalism: The Gilded Age

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Capitalism in the United States is unthinkable apart from the myth of White Supremacy, for capitalism was built on stolen land and stolen people. Further, white Americans imagined that capitalism was ... More


The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins by discussing the designation of “Colored American Day” on August 25, 1893. It then explains that this day was designated in order to combat the exclusionary climate during the ... More


Still under a Bushel

Mark A. Noll

in America's Book: The Rise and Decline of a Bible Civilization, 1794-1911

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197623466
eISBN:
9780197623497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197623466.003.0031
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

White Americans still paid little heed to Black engagement with Scripture, which continued to spread and deepen in the half-century after the Civil War. Denominations like the African Methodist ... More


Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell

Alison M. Parker

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469659381
eISBN:
9781469659404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659381.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born into slavery during the Civil War, Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954) would become one of the most prominent activists of her time, with a career bridging the late nineteenth century to the civil ... More


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