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An Army of Lions

The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP


Συγγραφέας: Alexander Shawn Leigh
Εκδότης: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812222449
Σειρά βιβλίου: Politics and Culture in Modern America
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 408
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "An Army of Lions"

In January 1890, journalist T. Thomas Fortune stood before a delegation of African American activists in Chicago and declared, "We know our rights and have the courage to defend them," as together they formed the Afro-American League, the nation's first national civil rights organization. Over the next two decades, Fortune and his fellow activists organized, agitated, and, in the process, created the foundation for the modern civil rights movement. An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP traces the history of this first generation of activists and the organizations they formed to give the most comprehensive account of black America's struggle for civil rights from the end of Reconstruction to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909. Here a host of leaders neglected by posterity-Bishop Alexander Walters, Mary Church Terrell, Jesse Lawson, Lewis G. Jordan, Kelly Miller, George H. White, Frederick McGhee, Archibald Grimke-worked alongside the more familiar figures of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Booker T. Washington, who are viewed through a fresh lens. As Jim Crow curtailed modes of political protest and legal redress, members of the Afro-American League and the organizations that formed in its wake-including the Afro-American Council, the Niagara Movement, the Constitution League, and the Committee of Twelve-used propaganda, moral suasion, boycotts, lobbying, electoral office, and the courts, as well as the call for self-defense, to end disfranchisement, segregation, and racial violence. In the process, the League and the organizations it spawned provided the ideological and strategic blueprint of the NAACP and the struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century, demonstrating that there was significant and effective agitation during "the age of accommodation."


Συγγραφέας/εις: Alexander Shawn Leigh
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Politics and Culture in Modern America
ISBN: 9780812222449
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 14/03/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 408
Τόπος έκδοσης: Pennsylvania
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 635 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 22 illus.

Περιεχόμενα

Preface Chapter 1. Aceldama and the Black Response Chapter 2. "Stand Their Ground on This Civil Rights Business" Chapter 3. Interregnum and Resurrection Chapter 4. Not Just "A Bubble in Soap Water" Chapter 5. To Awaken the Conscience of America Chapter 6. Invasion of the Tuskegee Machine Chapter 7. An Army of Mice or an Army of Lions? Chapter 8. "It Is Strike Now or Never" Epilogue List of Abbreviations Notes Index Ac knowledgments

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