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SNCC’s Soul Sisters: Respectability and the Style Politics of the Civil Rights Movement

Tanisha C. Ford

in Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the importance of dress for student activists in the first half of the black student movement in the early 1960s. It explores how and why women activists in the Student ... More


Respectability as Public Philosophy

Fredrick C. Harris

in The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199739677
eISBN:
9780190252489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the ideological discord in black politics in America, with emphasis on the so-called politics of respectability. It begins by explaining how black middle-class ideology has ... More


“Can You Kill”: Vietnam, Black Power, and Militancy in Black Feminist Literature

Nadine M. Knight

in Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042775
eISBN:
9780252051630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042775.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Black women’s cultural production in the 1970s gained popular audience and critical acclaim for its frank disclosure of violence and inequity within black communities and by championing black ... More


Resistance and Anticipation

Gary Dorrien

in The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300205602
eISBN:
9780300216332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205602.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Richard R. Wright, Jr., epitomized the second generation of black social gospel leaders that earned graduate degrees in Northern schools, specialized in social science, wrote prolifically, and won an ... More


Shock Therapy, Round Two

Joseph R. Fitzgerald

in The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176499
eISBN:
9780813176529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176499.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter continues to detail the history of the social justice–focused Cambridge movement and white politicos’ use of laissez-faire gradualism to thwart it. It discusses Richardson’s growing ... More


Troubling Conceptions of Motherhood: State Feminism and Political Agency of Women in the Global South

Anwar Mhajne and Crystal Whetstone

in Troubling Motherhood: Maternality in Global Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190939182
eISBN:
9780190939212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939182.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the ways in which political institutions in three countries—Egypt, Sri Lanka, and Argentina—interact with religious and cultural conceptions of motherhood to provide women with ... 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


From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Karen M. Bowdre (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

From Madea to Media Mogul examines multi-hyphenate media mogul Tyler Perry’s unique role in contemporary media culture. Unlike the discordant, popular, and limited range of academic responses to ... More


Childhood on the Color Line in West Oakland:: Day Nurseries during the Interwar Years

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Sisters of the Holy Family and Northern Federation of California Colored Women’s Clubs answered the demand for childcare by repurposing houses in West Oakland. Welfare officials were wary of any ... More


Partyin with a Purpose: TJMS Race, Class, and Age Politics and Aesthetics

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

This chapter summarizes African American commentary on respectability politics and lays out the details of the TJMS’s refusal to engage in it, most particularly in its resolutely pro-working-class ... More


(Dis)Obedient Daughters and Devoted Wives: The Family Politics of Stock and Star

Sara E. Lampert

in Starring Women: Celebrity, Patriarchy, and American Theater, 1790-1850

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043352
eISBN:
9780252052231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043352.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter charts the life cycle of actresses in the American starring system, highlighting the common gendered features of starring for girls and women, including the gendered frameworks found in ... More


Maneuvering for the Movement: The World of Broker Politics in the NCNW, 1935–1963

Rebecca Tuuri

in Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the first three decades of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). In 1935, educator, clubwoman, and politician Mary McLeod Bethune founded the NCNW as an organization of ... More


Renegotiating Racial Discourse: The Blues, Black Feminist Thought, and Post–Civil Rights Literary Renewal in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora

Jermaine Singleton

in Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042775
eISBN:
9780252051630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042775.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Published in 1975, Gayl Jones’s Corregidora emerged amid the onset of post-civil rights era politics of black respectability and neoliberal ideology and policies that rendered black communities and ... More


“Please Allow Me Space”: Race and Faith in the Suburbs

Betty Livingston Adams

in Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814745465
eISBN:
9781479880324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745465.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the role of black working women in racial construction and black church formation in the North. Black women transgressed boundaries and disrupted the politics of respectability ... More


Epilogue

Jerry T. Watkins III

in Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056913
eISBN:
9780813053684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056913.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This final chapter brings the narrative forward to the twenty-first century around the exploration of capitalism, the selective enforcement of morality, and the queer subject/citizen/consumer. It ... More


Self-Control and Moral Security

Jeanette Kennett and Jessica Wolfendale

in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 6

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198845539
eISBN:
9780191880711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845539.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Self-control is integral to successful human agency. But the capacity for self-control requires external support. This paper explores the connections between social conditions, self-control, agency, ... More


Things Fall Apart; the LGBT Center Holds

Deborah Gray White

in Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040900
eISBN:
9780252099403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040900.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the lgbt marches of 1993 and 2000. It shows that the marches visibilized sexual minorities; made them feel whole and spiritually renewed, and helped people “come out.” It ... More


Black and Tan Academia: Tougaloo College and the Nadir, 1869–1900

Jelani M. Favors

in Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648330
eISBN:
9781469648354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648330.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the peculiar history of Tougaloo College from its founding during the Reconstruction Era to the turn of the century. Tougaloo, is best known for being a haven for black ... More


Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

Rebecca Tuuri

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638904
eISBN:
9781469638928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

When women were denied a major speaking role at the 1963 March on Washington, Dorothy Height, head of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), organized her own women's conference for the very ... More


“Hell Is an Improvement So Far As the Negro Is Concerned”: Turner and the Damning of America

Andre E. Johnson

in No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830708
eISBN:
9781496830678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830708.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 examines Turner’s prophetic ire against America and how the country deals with race. The chapter offers analysis of speeches in which he condemns America, calls the flag a “contemptible ... More


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