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Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935

Kate Dosset

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031408
eISBN:
9780813039282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031408.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

High-profile rivalries between black male leaders in the early twentieth century have contributed to the view that integrationism and black nationalism were diametrically opposed philosophies shaped ... More


Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

Debbie Z. Harwell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460957
eISBN:
9781626740556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460957.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

When you think about civil rights activists, do you picture middle-aged, middle-class northern women in white gloves and tidy dresses meeting for coffee with their southern counterparts? This book ... More


The Power of Four Million Women: Growing the Council, 1967–1980

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the late 1960s, the National Council of Negro Women's (NCNW) poverty programs in Mississippi, drew interest to the organization. The NCNW tried to use this enthusiasm to help build its membership ... More


The National Council of Negro Women and Apartheid

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the anti-apartheid politics of the Washington-based National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). Outlining the organization’s broader commitment to black international politics, it ... More


Maneuvering for the Movement: The World of Broker Politics in the NCNW, 1935–1963

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the first three decades of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). In 1935, educator, clubwoman, and politician Mary McLeod Bethune founded the NCNW as an organization of ... More


Mississippi, Who Has Been the Taillight, Can Now Be the Headlight: The Council’s International Work, 1975–1985

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the National Council of Negro Women's (NCNW) international work, focusing especially on NCNW's postwar work for human rights and its later formation of an international division ... More


Pauli Murray: November 14, 1963, National Council of Negro Women, Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0028
Subject:
History, African-American History

A lifelong civil rights activist, Anna Pauline Murray’s Odyssean journey began on November 20, 1910, in Baltimore, Maryland. Murray was adopted and raised by her aunt in Durham, North Carolina. She ... More


A Charter of Concern for the Tumultuous South

Debbie Z. Harwell

in Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460957
eISBN:
9781626740556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460957.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Two explains how WIMS organizers Dorothy Height, a black Christian woman, and Polly Cowan, a white Jewish woman, met and developed WIMS. Following the arrest of 300 youth working on voter ... More


You Know about What It’s Like to Need a Good House: The Changing Face of the Expert, 1966–1970

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Recognizing the limitations of Wednesdays in Mississippi's personal approach to creating racial change, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) helped WIMS re-envision itself as "Workshops in ... More


We Have, Happily, Gone beyond the Chitchat over Tea Cups Stage: Moving beyond Dialogue, 1965–1966

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the second and third years of Wednesdays in Mississippi (WIMS), an interracial, interfaith civil rights organization sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). In ... More


High Heels on the Ground: The Power of Personal Witness, 1964

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the first summer of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)-sponsored civil rights organization Wednesdays in Mississippi (WIMS). WIMS brought down forty-eight black and ... More


Daisy S. Lampkin: November 9, 1955 National Council of Negro Women, Washington, D.C.

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on August 9, 1883, in Washington D.C., Daisy Adams Lampkin was a lifelong activist, organizer, and fundraiser. Dubbed “Mrs. NAACP,” Lampkin began her career in social justice as a suffragist, ... More


Introduction

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introduction highlights how the current scholarly focus on radical women's activism often overlooks the important bridge-building activism of black moderate and middle class women such as those ... More


Creating a Ministry of Presence: Setting Up an Interracial Civil Rights Organization, 1963–1964

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the fall of 1963, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) took steps to become more directly involved in the civil rights movement when Dorothy Height travelled with a small interracial team of ... More


Agnes E. Meyer: November 17, 1956, National Council of Negro Women, Washington, D.C.

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in 1887 in New York City, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer lived an extraordinary life as a journalist, philanthropist, civil rights activist, wife, and mother. In 1958, Meyer and her husband Eugene ... More


Katie Louchheim: November 17, 1961, National Council of Negro Women, Washington, D.C.

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0021
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in New York City in 1903, Kathleen Scofield Louchheim was a talented poet and Democratic activist. Louchheim became a delegate from Washington D.C. to the Democratic National Convention in 1948 ... More


But If You Have a Pig in Your Backyard … Nobody Can Push You Around: Black Self-Help and Community Survival, 1967–1975

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Following its local workshops in the late 1960s, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) began to create self-help community programs. This chapter focuses on NCNW's programs in Mississippi--a pig ... More


Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Rebecca Tuuri

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

When women were denied a major speaking role at the 1963 March on Washington, Dorothy Height, head of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), organized her own women's conference for the very ... More


Mary McLeod Bethune: June 11, 1954 Detroit, Michigan

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina, Mary McLeod Bethune is one of the most important educators and political leaders of her time. Aside from education, Bethune was also very active ... More


“The Only Thing We Can Do Is to Work Together,”: Speech Delivered at a Chapter Meeting of the National Council of Negro Women in Mississippi, 1967

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, along with the Johnson administration’s War on Poverty, affected the way Fannie Lou Hamer delivered her speeches. In the ... More


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