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Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914-1970 (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies)

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As a border city Baltimore made an ideal arena to push for change during the civil rights movement. It was a city in which all forms of segregation and racism appeared vulnerable to attack by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's methods. If successful in Baltimore, the rest of the nation might follow with progressive and integrationist reforms. The Baltimore branch of the NAACP was one of the first chapters in the nation and was the largest branch in the nation by 1946. The branch undertook various forms of civil rights activity from 1914 through the 1940s that later were mainstays of the 1960s movement. Nonviolent protest, youth activism, economic boycotts, marches on state capitols, campaigns for voter registration, and pursuit of anti-lynching cases all had test runs. Remarkably, Baltimore's NAACP had the same branch president for thirty-five years starting in 1935, a woman, Lillie M. Jackson. Her work highlights gender issues and the social and political transitions among the changing civil rights groups. In Borders of Equality, Lee Sartain evaluates her leadership amid challenges from radicalized youth groups and the Black Power Movement. Baltimore was an urban industrial center that shared many characteristics with the North, and African Americans could vote there. The city absorbed a large number of black economic migrants from the South, and it exhibited racial patterns that made it more familiar to Southerners. It was one of the first places to begin desegregating its schools in September 1954 after the Brown decision, and one of the first to indicate to the nation that race was not simply a problem for the Deep South. Baltimore's history and geography make it a perfect case study to examine the NAACP and various phases of the civil rights struggle in the twentieth century

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A study of the Baltimore NAACP branch and its vanguard efforts including a detailed examination of its longtime president, Lillie M. Jackson

About the Author

Lee Sartain, Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom, is a senior lecturer in American studies at the University of Portsmouth. He is the coeditor of Long Is the Way and Hard: One Hundred Years of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the author of Invisible Activists: Women in the Louisiana NAACP and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1915-1945.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617037511
Author:
Sartain, Lee
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
Middle atlantic states
Copyright:
Series:
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1, 1 table
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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