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Black Business Activism in the Great Depression

Brandon K. Winford

in John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178257
eISBN:
9780813178264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178257.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Chapter 2 pivots away from NC Mutual by more closely examining M&F Bank after its establishment and its survival amid the catastrophic collapse that precipitated the Great Depression decade. The ... More


Pride and Pulchritude: Campus Pageant Politics, 1920–1980

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter begins with two in-depth case studies of a historically black university and a predominantly white university in the South from the 1920s through the 1980s, to examine generational and ... More


John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

Brandon K. Winford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178257
eISBN:
9780813178264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178257.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This work combines black business and civil rights history to explain how economic concerns shaped the goals and objectives of the black freedom struggle. Brandon K. Winford examines the “black ... More


“A War for States’ Rights”: The White Supremacist Vision of Double Victory

Jason Morgan Ward

in Fog of War: The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195382419
eISBN:
9780199932641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382419.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Southern conservatives developed their own “Double V” campaign—in their case, victory for democracy at home meant a staunch defense of Jim Crow in the name of states’ rights and individual freedom. ... More


After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Sekou M. Franklin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

What happened to black youth in the post-civil rights generation? What kind of causes did they rally around and were they even rallying in the first place? This book takes a close look at a variety ... More


Urban Renewal and the Prospects of a Free and Open Society

Brandon K. Winford

in John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178257
eISBN:
9780813178264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178257.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Chapter 6 demonstrates the limitations of “black business activism” during the 1960s while focusing on urban renewal in Durham, North Carolina. Durham’s urban renewal program began in 1958, as a ... More


Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism

GerShun Avilez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040122
eISBN:
9780252098321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040122.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores the long-overlooked links between Black Nationalist activism and the renaissance of artistic experimentation emerging from recent African American literature, visual art, and film. ... More


“Not to Save the Union but to ‘Free the Slaves’”: Black Labor Activism and Community Politics during the New Negro Era

Shannon King

in Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479811274
eISBN:
9781479866915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811274.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the development of black labor activism from World War I to the Great Depression. Given that the city's diverse manufacturing sector was filled with whites and white immigrant ... More


Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

Dan Berger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618241
eISBN:
9781469618265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618241.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book offers a reconsideration of twentieth-century black activism, the prison system, and the origins of mass incarceration. Throughout the civil rights era, radical black activists thrust the ... More


Greater than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965

Sarah Caroline Thuesen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807839300
eISBN:
9781469612744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469609706_Thuesen
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the half century preceding widespread school integration, black North Carolinians engaged in a dramatic struggle for equal educational opportunity as segregated schooling flourished. Drawing ... More


Political in the Sense That We Never Took Any Shit: Family and the Roots of Black Feminist Radicalism, 1916–1942

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter is set in Kansas City, Missouri and Los Angeles, California and demonstrates how Flo Kennedy’s parents contributed to the formation of her black feminist radicalism. Her parents not only ... More


Rise of the Black Campus Movement

Matthew Johnson

in Undermining Racial Justice: How One University Embraced Inclusion and Inequality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748585
eISBN:
9781501748592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748585.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks at the rise of the black campus movement. University of Michigan (UM) leaders were not ready for black campus activism; they took comfort in the fact that black activism was still ... More


“The Negro Only Wanted a Chance to Live”: Civil Rights Activism in Postwar South Carolina

Cherisse Jones-Branch

in Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049250
eISBN:
9780813050089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049250.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 focuses on the post–World War II years and the early years of the 1950s, specifically on the formation and activism of women’s organizations. Although the national organizations of the YWCA ... More


“‘Decent and God-Fearing Men and Women’ Are Restricted to These Districts”: Community Activism against Urban Vice and Informal Labor

LaShawn Harris

in Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040207
eISBN:
9780252098420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040207.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter draws attention to the multiple ways in which a new vanguard of black political and neighborhood activists like Jamaica, Queens resident Geraldine Chaney and members of Harlem Citizens ... More


Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683239
eISBN:
9781452949154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683239.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a depth of ethnographic work that makes the following theoretical interventions: (a) to emphasize the significance of Brazil in the formation of the African Diaspora with specific ... More


“How Shall I Sing the Lord’s Song?”: Reactions to Brown v. Board of Education in South Carolina

Cherisse Jones-Branch

in Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049250
eISBN:
9780813050089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049250.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 highlights South Carolina’s reaction to changes flowing from the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. It also explores the ways in which white and black women’s organizations ... More


Black Activism in Ecuador, 1979–2009

Kwame Dixon and John Burdick

in Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037561
eISBN:
9780813043098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037561.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores black social movements in Ecuador and recent constitutional reforms.


Rejecting Mammy: The Urban-Rural Road in the Era of Brown v. Board of Education

Laurie B. Green

in Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831069
eISBN:
9781469604534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888872_green.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines black activism in Memphis in the years surrounding the Supreme Court's 1955 decision in Brown v. Board of Education. More specifically, it looks at black workers' attempt to ... More


Controlling Inclusion

Matthew Johnson

in Undermining Racial Justice: How One University Embraced Inclusion and Inequality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748585
eISBN:
9781501748592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748585.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter assesses how the five-year period between 1970 and 1975 changed the University of Michigan (UM). The university implemented the most ambitious affirmative action admissions policies in ... More


Conclusion Republican Politics and the Exigencies of Blackness

Melina Pappademos

in Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834909
eISBN:
9781469602769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869178_pappademos.11
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book concludes with the argument that a narrative of republican black activism must draw on alternative watersheds. Arguably, a black activist atlas would include, among many other salient ... More


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