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Beyond A. Philip Randolph: Grassroots Protest and the March on Washington Movement

David Lucander

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/9780814785942.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the March on Washington Movement (MOWM) in New York City and St. Louis, Missouri. The MOWM branches did not function merely as Randolph's paper tiger. Rather, they were part ... More


A Nonnegotiable Right

Joseph R. Fitzgerald

in The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176499
eISBN:
9780813176529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176499.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses Richardson’s decision to boycott a referendum vote initiated by white Cambridge residents to maintain segregated public accommodations. She argued that the referendum was a ... More


What Happens When Negroes Don’t March?

David Lucander

in Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038624
eISBN:
9780252096556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038624.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter offers an insider's view of how the Roosevelt administration responded to Randolph's audacious threat to march on Washington. The Roosevelt administration knew of March on Washington ... More


The March on Washington and a Peek into Racial Utopia

Aniko Bodroghkozy

in Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036682
eISBN:
9780252093784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036682.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how television networks handled the coverage of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963 to a national audience of millions. The March on Washington drew a quarter of a ... More


The Movement Continues: Washington, DC; Chapel Hill; Selma; Louisville

Elaine Allen Lechtreck

in Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817525
eISBN:
9781496817570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817525.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter depicts the continuing non-violent Civil Rights Movement and the continuous efforts of southern white ministers. In Washington, D.C., Randolph Taylor opened his church doors to ... More


“We Are Americans, Too”: MOWM’s Institutionalization

David Lucander

in Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038624
eISBN:
9780252096556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038624.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the contours of interorganizational cooperation between the March on Washington Movement (MOWM) and other protest organizations during the period when MOWM transitioned into a ... More


Prefiguring Postblackness in Charles Gordone’s No Place to Be Somebody: A Black Black Comedy in Three Acts

Carol Bunch Davis

in Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802989
eISBN:
9781496803023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802989.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers a reading of Charles Gordone's 1969 Pulitzer Prize–winning play, No Place to Be Somebody: A Black Black Comedy in Three Acts. Through No Place to Be Somebody, Gordone questions ... More


Redeeming the Soul of America

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/9780300205619.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Martin Luther King Jr. grew up in a black southern clerical family, earned graduate degrees at Crozer Seminary and Boston University School of Theology, and electrified the Montgomery boycott on its ... More


Introduction

David Lucander

in Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038624
eISBN:
9780252096556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038624.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the March on Washington Movement (MOWM). MOWM was arguably the most effective African American protest organization during the Second World War, and ... More


Revolutionary Marxism: Grace, Black Protest, and the Johnson-Forest Tendency

Stephen M. Ward

in In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780807835203
eISBN:
9781469617718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835203.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Grace Lee Boggs engaged with radical politics upon her arrival in Chicago. After joining the Workers Party, she became a Trotskyist. She used her connections to the radical ... More


Organizing Gender: A. Philip Randolph and Women Activists

Melinda Chateauvert

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/9780814785942.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter demonstrates that although Randolph was supportive of women's equality, his focus remained on African American men and their ability to enjoy the privileges of first-class citizenship. ... More


1963 and Me

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The year 1963 has become a permanent part of the memory of every American who is old enough to remember the events of that year. That fateful year has meaning for Allen Jones's personal history as ... More


Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

David Lucander

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038624
eISBN:
9780252096556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038624.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Scholars regard the March on Washington Movement (MOWM) as a forerunner of the postwar Civil Rights movement. Led by the charismatic A. Philip Randolph, MOWM scored an early victory when it forced ... More


Wartime St. Louis and the Genesis of MOWM in the Gateway City, 1942

David Lucander

in Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038624
eISBN:
9780252096556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038624.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides a historical background to the outpouring of African American protest in wartime St. Louis. In May 1942, A. Philip Randolph and Milton Webster called a meeting at the St. Louis ... More


Conclusion

David Lucander

in Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038624
eISBN:
9780252096556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038624.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter assesses the March on Washington Movement's (MOWM) accomplishments and shortcomings. MOWM did not achieve most of its stated goals, but the organization did give its members a ... More


“Riveting the Sinews of Democracy”: Defense Workers and Double V

Keona K. Ervin

in Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black women’s failed attempts to abandon domestic employment for jobs in the lucrative local defense industry became a central mobilizing agenda around which organizers of the March on Washington ... More


Background Benefactor: Archibald J. Carey Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Dennis C. Dickerson

in African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734270
eISBN:
9781621030874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734270.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Starting in the 1930s and 1940s, A. Philip Randolph won the support of a small but significant cadre of African American religious intellectuals, including Howard Thurman, Sue Bailey Thurman, ... More


A New Dimension

Laura Visser-Maessen

in Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details how Moses’s strategyevolved into one that involved the nation at large and forced the Kennedy administration into action between fall 1962-September 1963. By analysinghow local ... More


Double V in North Carolina: The Struggle for Racial Equality during World War II

Jerry Gershenhorn

in Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469638768
eISBN:
9781469638775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638768.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

During World War II, Austin was North Carolina’s leading advocate of the Double V strategy during World War II, fighting for victory at home against racist injustice, while supporting US efforts ... More


These Walls Will Shake: New Forms of Ministry for Changing Times, 1962–1965

David P. Cline

in From Reconciliation to Revolution: How the Student Interracial Ministry Took Up the Cause of Civil Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630434
eISBN:
9781469630458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630434.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter deals with the first major stirrings of racial change within the mainline churches, while at the same time documenting the growth of SIM as it spread its program into communities in the ... More


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