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The Legal and Political Vision of T. Thomas Fortune, Founder of the Afro-American League, 1880–1890

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/9780199945740.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter examines the sources of T. Thomas Fortune's vision for founding a long-term national organization to lead the struggle for racial justice on a wide range of fronts. It looks at the legal ... More


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

Shawn Leigh Alexander (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born into slavery, T. Thomas Fortune was known as the dean of African American journalism by the time of his death in the early twentieth century. The editorship of three prominent black ... 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


A New Generation of Post-Reconstruction Leaders

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/9780199945740.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter examines the backgrounds and early adult experiences of five key leaders of the national organizations the book considers. These leaders are T. Thomas Fortune, founder of the National ... More


Setting Agendas, Demanding Rights, and the Black Press

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/9780226136066.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 describes the emergence of the black press and the rise of African American civic organizations and political clubs. It argues that newspapers like the Chicago Conservator, launched by ... More


Roosevelt Rides Roughshod: TR's Southern Tour, 1905

Edward O. Frantz

in The Door of Hope: Republican Presidents and the First Southern Strategy, 1877–1933

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036533
eISBN:
9780813038452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036533.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Springfield Republican piece, which was reprinted in T. Thomas Fortune's New York Age, resonated with many. Although the editorial had Theodore Roosevelt in mind, the piece could just as well ... More


In This Peculiar Country 1890–1895

Pellom McDaniels III

in The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142715
eISBN:
9780813144276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142715.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, Isaac Murphy's career as a jockey reaches its apex with his victory atop Salvator in a match race against Ed Garrison on Tenny. Meanwhile, the changing culture of horse racing from a ... More


Ancient History, American Time: Charles Chesnutt and the Sites of Memory

John Levi Barnard

in Empire of Ruin: Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190663599
eISBN:
9780190663629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663599.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter considers the ways Charles Chesnutt and other writers at the turn of the twentieth century critically responded to the project of postbellum national reconciliation, which involved not ... More


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