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Walter White, Scientific Racism, and the NAACP Antilynching Campaign

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter five reveals that in the 1920s and 30s, black NAACP leader Walter White identified racial scientists as part of the problem, not the solution. He made debunking biological theories of black ... More


The Macbeth of Meth: Breaking bad and the Tragedy of Walter White

Paul A. Cantor

in Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177304
eISBN:
9780813177311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177304.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes Walter White, the protagonist of Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad, as a tragic hero by developing a systematic comparison of the television series with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Many ... More


White in Hollywood

Jenny Woodley

in Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates Walter White's attempts to convince the film industry to change its depiction of African Americans. In the 1940s White went to Hollywood to put pressure on the studio ... More


“What Happens in Haiti Has Repercussions Which Far Transcend Haiti Itself”: Walter White, Haiti and the Public Relations Campaign, 1947–1955

Millery Polyné

in From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 18701964

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034720
eISBN:
9780813039534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034720.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates the politics of Walter White's public relations campaign to alter Haiti's image and to increase tourism to the island nation. White's campaign paralleled U.S. policy ... More


“A union of art and propaganda”

Jenny Woodley

in Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the ways the NAACP used the arts in its fight against lynching. The three examples discussed are: antilynching plays written by black women; the Writers’ League Against ... More


Bring Home to America What Mob Violence Really Means: Hollywood's Spectacular Indictment

Amy Louise Wood

in Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832547
eISBN:
9781469603568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878118_wood.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the White House screening for the MGM film Fury, which was arranged by executive secretary Walter White. White had just previewed the film, a sensational dramatization of a ... More


Epilogue

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The epilogue discusses the transition in America from viewing race as biological to viewing it as cultural and the continued influence of science and society on racism and racial anthropology.


The Family Firm

Yvonne Ryan

in Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813143798
eISBN:
9780813144467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143798.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Wilkins’s early years and the profound influence this period had on his life and career. Wilkins was born in St Louis, Missouri, but moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, to live with ... More


The Army of The Disillusioned: Black Southerners, World War I, and Civil Rights

David A. Davis (ed.)

in World War I and Southern Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815415
eISBN:
9781496815453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815415.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

African American writers portrayed the sacrifice of black soldiers in combat and the persecution of black veterans in the South to make a literary case for civil rights. The modernist trope of the ... More


The “Most Distinctive and Biggest Benefit that Broadway Has Ever Known”: Producing, Performing, and Applauding across the Color Line in the Twilight of the Jazz Age

Todd Decker

in Rethinking American Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042324
eISBN:
9780252051159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Decker examines how the “color line” in the twentieth century crucially impacted Broadway up to the onset of the Great Depression. He finds a “surprising group portrait” of participants--including ... More


Epilogue: The Memphis Blues

Darius J. Young

in Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056272
eISBN:
9780813058061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056272.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Church’s waning influence and subsequent shift to more radical political activism in the 1930s and 1940s. Church resigned his position at the NAACP and argued with the newly ... More


Making Race, Marking Difference

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The introduction discusses pursuits of scientists from past to present to discover physical, biological differences between genders and races, and the effect that this has had on American society and ... More


After The New Negro

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The Renaissance is often discussed as a history of publication, for it impressed many simply because of the rise in the number of books published during the latter 1920s. Also, the awards given by ... More


Work or Fight: The State as Padrone during the First World War

Cindy Hahamovitch

in The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846391
eISBN:
9781469603964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899922_hahamovitch.9
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter tells the story of a black woman in Tampa sitting on her porch and how she found herself in conversation with a white woman who was looking for a domestic. In response to the visitor's ... More


Truths and Illusions: Rethinking What We Know

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky Inside Out

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300075373
eISBN:
9780300129366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300075373.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces the grandiose figure that is Igor Stravinsky, his eccentric nature and his ability to transition smoothly between the worlds of high and pop culture in a way that no other ... More


Post–World War II Civil Rights Activism, Photojournalism, and the Domestication of Civil Rights Lynching Memories

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/9781496831743.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides readers with an analysis of the photojournalism and other visualities that were used by private and public organizations interested in civil rights activism who were working on ... More


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