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Afro-American League Convention Speech

Shawn Leigh Alexander

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the address Fortune gave before the inaugural convention of the Afro-American League in Chicago on January 25, 1890. The league was the nation's first national civil rights ... More


Failure of the Afro-American People to Organize

Shawn Leigh Alexander

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0018
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the editorial, “Failure of the Afro-American People to Organize,” where Fortune reflected on the attempts of the race to organize civil rights organizations. He examined his own ... More


Social Movement Upsurge: Associative Power

Michael Goldfield

in The Southern Key: Class, Race, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190079321
eISBN:
9780190079352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079321.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 looks at the social movements of the 1930s and 1940s, their historical uniqueness, and how they gave support to and magnified the strength of labor movements, especially in the South—a ... More


Community Organizing under the AFL-CIO Umbrella

Lisa Phillips

in A Renegade Union: Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037320
eISBN:
9780252094507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037320.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter demonstrates how, after five years of heading up a few of the left-led Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) refugees, the DPO and District 65 were attacked and on the verge of ... More


“A Cruel and Intolerable Burden”: Black Mississippians and Freedom of Choice

Natalie G. Adams and James H. Adams

in Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819536
eISBN:
9781496819581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819536.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how school districts employed “freedom-of-choice” (FOC) plans after the 1964 Civil Rights Act to comply ostensibly with school desegregation orders. It relays the stories of ... More


Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Brent M. S. Campney

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Hostile Heartland examines racial violence—or, more aptly, racist violence—against blacks (African Americans) in the Midwest, emphasizing lynching, whipping, and violence by police (or police ... More


The Crisis (1910–34)

Rachel Farebrother

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the history of The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races, the monthly magazine of the civil rights organization the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ... More


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