Freedom's Sword

Freedom's Sword

The NAACP and the Struggle Against Racism in America, 1909-1969

Book - 2005
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"In 1909, "The Call" went out against Jim Crow racism, and American race relations began to change. The violent discrimination that continued in the South spurred a group of concerned white liberals to form the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an organization that grew to become one of the most powerful social forces in American history. Gilbert Jonas, who worked with the NAACP for more than 50 years, draws upon firsthand experience and extraordinary access to reveal how the organization contributed to the eradication of lynching in the South, the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, and the passage of the 1964 Voting Rights Act. Jonas documents the NAACP's role in landmark events in American history, including the famed 1939 concert by Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial and the historic 1963 march on Washington, led by A. Philip Randolph." "Freedom's Sword also examines the accomplishments of the NAACP's legendary leadership, which included Thurgood Marshall, Charles Hamilton Houston, James Weldon Johnson, and Roy Wilkins."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005
ISBN: 9780415949859
0415949858
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 J76f 2005
Characteristics: xvii, 520 pages [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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A history of the early years of the NAACP. Foreword by Julian Bond.


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