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The Resource An army of lions : the civil rights struggle before the NAACP, Shawn Leigh Alexander

An army of lions : the civil rights struggle before the NAACP, Shawn Leigh Alexander

Label
An army of lions : the civil rights struggle before the NAACP
Title
An army of lions
Title remainder
the civil rights struggle before the NAACP
Statement of responsibility
Shawn Leigh Alexander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 NAACPtraces 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 posterityBishop Alexander Walters, Mary Church Terrell, Jesse Lawson, Lewis G. Jordan, Kelly Miller, George H. White, Frederick McGhee, Archibald Grimkéworked 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 wakeincluding the Afro-American Council, the Niagara Movement, the Constitution League, and the Committee of Twelveused 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."
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Alexander, Shawn Leigh
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.A437 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • United States
Label
An army of lions : the civil rights struggle before the NAACP, Shawn Leigh Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aceldama and the black response -- "Stand their ground on this civil rights business" -- Interregnum and resurrection -- Not just "a bubble in soap water" -- To awaken the conscience of America -- Invasion of the Tuskegee machine -- An army of mice or an army of lions? -- "It is strike now or never
Control code
847550599
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812222449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205725
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35bx41
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847550599
Label
An army of lions : the civil rights struggle before the NAACP, Shawn Leigh Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aceldama and the black response -- "Stand their ground on this civil rights business" -- Interregnum and resurrection -- Not just "a bubble in soap water" -- To awaken the conscience of America -- Invasion of the Tuskegee machine -- An army of mice or an army of lions? -- "It is strike now or never
Control code
847550599
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812222449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205725
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35bx41
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847550599

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