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We Return Fighting The Civil Rights Movement in the Jazz Age

ISBN-10: 1555534902
ISBN-13: 9781555534905
Edition: 2001
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Description: These crucial struggles are traditionally overlooked by scholars who focus instead on other dynamic movements of the period, namely Marcus Garvey's United Negro Improvement Association and the Harlem Renaissance. In "We Return Fighting," Mark  More...

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 11/8/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 476
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090

These crucial struggles are traditionally overlooked by scholars who focus instead on other dynamic movements of the period, namely Marcus Garvey's United Negro Improvement Association and the Harlem Renaissance. In "We Return Fighting," Mark Robert Schneider restores to history the significant contributions and pioneering efforts of the leaders and rank-and-file in the NAACP during the Jazz Age. He tells the complex and multi-layered story of courageous campaigns for voting rights and equal education, against segregation and lynching, that were fought in the streets, courts, press, meeting halls, city offices, state legislatures, and Washington lobbies. Schneider's engrossing account vividly portrays the NAACP's black leadership team of James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and W.E.B. Du Bois, the heroic leaders of over 300 local branches in rural and industrial communities scattered across the nation, and the thousands of working-class members who labored tirelessly to keep the civil rights movement alive. This is a powerful tale of extraordinary individuals who often risked their lives in an unwavering struggle to protect their constitutional rights in Jim Crow America. It is filled with dramatic, poignant, and at times chilling stories of lynchings, murders, rapes, gun battles, mobs, and courtroom confrontations.

Illustrations
Introduction
Make Way for Democracy!
It Just Explodes
America's NAACP
On the Road
"There Is No Justice in Phylips Country"
Land of His Ancestors
Hope and Terror in the South
Election Day in Florida
The Emperor of Harlem
The Horror
The Prophet of Pan-Africa
The Antilynching Bill
Follow the North Star
"The Cornerstone of the Temple"
Clemency
The Hooded Order
The Ship and the Sea
Dr. Nixon Goes to the Polls
The Capitol, the Canal Street Shaft, the Statue of Liberty
Home Sweet Home
"I Can't Go Back to Aiken County"
"The Supreme Court Will Some Day ..."
"I Forgive You All and Hope to Meet You in Heaven"
"Never Let a Nigger Pick Up a Tool"
Poems and Novels: Jazz and Baseball
"The Hounds of God Howling in His Hills"
Abbreviations
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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