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Pride and Shame: Black Women as Symbols of the “Middle Class”

Maxine Leeds Craig

in Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152623
eISBN:
9780199849345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers how the rearticulation of race began to incorporate an antagonistic stance toward a vaguely defined middle class. Women figured prominently as symbols in the ensuing rhetorical ... More


“Let the white man put himself in the negro's place”: Black Men Navigate the Terrain of Race Ambassador

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the institutional efforts of North Carolina's leading black men to promote racial pride, progress, and a dignified manhood within the black race while fostering interracial ... More


Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages between the Two World Wars

Anastasia C. Curwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834343
eISBN:
9781469603872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868386_curwood
Subject:
History, African-American History

The so-called New Negroes of the period between World Wars I and II embodied a new sense of racial pride and upward mobility for the race. Many of them thought that relationships between spouses ... More


Community Development Corporations, Black Capitalism, and the Mainstreaming of Black Power

Tom Adam Davies

in Mainstreaming Black Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292109
eISBN:
9780520965645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292109.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explains how Kennedy's Community Development Corporation (CDC) program and Nixon's black capitalism initiatives evolved out of the apparent failures and limitations of the War on Poverty ... More


A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Neil Roberts (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Literary critics and historians have long studied Frederick Douglass’s impact on American literature and history, yet surprisingly few scholars have analyzed his influence on American political ... More


From Oberlin to Berlin

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses how Will Cook satisfied his musical interest by seriously studying the violin from 1883 to 1887 at Oberlin Conservatory. It discusses how Will outgrew Professor Doolittle’s ... More


: “The national mental attitude”

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/9780813145167.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction establishes the NAACP's cultural strategy: its attitude toward different forms of culture and its ideas about how these could be used to combat racial inequality. Broadly speaking, ... More


Introduction: Coal, Railroads, and the Establishment of African American Life in West Virginia

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the history of big band jazz in West Virginia during the 1930s and early 1940s. The book investigates what brought African ... More


Gradual Changes in The Bahamas, 1880–1914

Gail Saunders

in Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062549
eISBN:
9780813051550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062549.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 3 summarizes worldwide advances in scientific and technological research that would transform twentieth century life. Especially significant were new developments in the fields of ... More


“Support All Oppressed Peoples”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the birth of the Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA), one of the most important Asian American political groups of the sixties. AAPA’s coining of the term “Asian ... More


The Biggest “Classic” of Them All: The Howard University and Lincoln University Thanksgiving Day Football Games, 1919–1929

David K. Wiggins

in Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037610
eISBN:
9780252094859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037610.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the spirited football rivalry between Howard University and Lincoln University, two historically black universities, by focusing on their annual Thanksgiving Day football games ... More


What Is Africa to Me?

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0024
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the rising tide of racial consciousness in Chicago during the early years of the twentieth century. It begins with a discussion of early efforts by Negroes to return to their ... More


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