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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

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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
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. 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." -- Book jacket
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Cataloging source
PU/DLC
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Alexander, Shawn Leigh
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.A437 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • 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
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
724643752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 382 pages
Isbn
9780812243758
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011023615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)724643752
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
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
724643752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 382 pages
Isbn
9780812243758
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011023615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)724643752

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