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Lynching, Legitimacy, and Order

Kimberley Johnson

in Reforming Jim Crow: Southern Politics and State in the Age Before Brown

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387421
eISBN:
9780199776771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387421.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces some of the efforts of Jim Crow reformers to transform lynching from a heroic defense of white womanhood and white supremacy, into a manifestation of bad government and social ... More


A Multiracial World

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) and its commitment to equal opportunity and changing individual attitudes through one-on-one interaction. While ... More


Confronting School and Residential Segregation during the Cold War

Tracy E. K’Meyer

in Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on educational and housing segregation prevailing during the period. It notes that the U.S. Supreme Court had issued the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas ruling, ... More


A Respectable Religious Message

Andrew McNeill Canady

in Willis Duke Weatherford: Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168159
eISBN:
9780813168760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168159.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a history of the YMCA in the South and examines Weatherford’s activities within the southern YMCA, particularly among college students from 1900 through 1920. In this period the ... More


Sowing the Seeds of Southern Liberalism

Andrew McNeill Canady

in Willis Duke Weatherford: Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168159
eISBN:
9780813168760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168159.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 examines the most important institution that Weatherford guided in his life, the Blue Ridge Assembly (a YMCA summer conference center in Black Mountain, N.C.) and the efforts he made there ... More


“The Fight … to Make America Safe for Americans”: Memphis as a Political Model for the Region and the Country, 1917–1927

Elizabeth Gritter

in River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 18651954

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144504
eISBN:
9780813145150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144504.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black Memphians pressed for economic opportunities, civil rights, improved public services, political influence, and an end to lynching from 1917 to 1927. They expanded their activism into new ... More


Segregating Orphans: The Home for Colored Children

Jessie B. Ramey

in Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036903
eISBN:
9780252094422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036903.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter talks about how the story of Nellie Grant and the founding of the Home for Colored Children (HCC) highlights many of the salient threads of the institution's history. Over its first ... More


Coda On Accidental Racists: Interracial Friendship, Historical Memory, and the Country-Soul Triangle

Charles L. Hughes

in Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622439
eISBN:
9781469623245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622439.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This coda examines the role of South musicians as the symbols of interracial cooperation and southern music as a space where the races come together as equals. These notions have become central to ... More


Faith and Fraternity

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

in Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038044
eISBN:
9780252095894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038044.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on pre-Civil War national political and fraternal organizations that operated through Black community leaders. It examines how the various African American organizations that fed ... More


Fighting the Segregation Amendment: Black and Mexican American Responses to Proposition 14 in Los Angeles

Max Felker-Kantor

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the responses of African Americans and Mexican Americans to Proposition 14—dubbed the antifair housing initiative—in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on the interracial ... More


Conclusions: Understanding the Cultural Dynamics of Neighborhood Change

Rachael A. Woldoff

in White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449185
eISBN:
9780801461033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449185.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book has explored the structural and cultural dynamics that occur in the aftermath of racial integration by focusing on the case of Parkmont. By following the neighborhood of Parkmont through ... More


From “Lawrence County Negro” to National Hero: The Commemoration of Jesse Owens in Alabama

Barclay Key

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In a poignant essay about Jesse Owens—the world-renowned athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics—Barclay Key illustrates the difficulty of memorializing black historical figures ... More


Miller Grove, Illinois: Linking a Free Black Community to the Underground Railroad

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

in Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038044
eISBN:
9780252095894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038044.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the connections between the Miller Grove community of free Blacks and the Underground Railroad. Established in 1844, Miller Grove is a cluster of rural farmsteads named for ... More


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