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The Resource What a mighty power we can be : African American fraternal groups and the struggle for racial equality, Theda Skocpol, Ariane Liazos, Marshall Ganz

What a mighty power we can be : African American fraternal groups and the struggle for racial equality, Theda Skocpol, Ariane Liazos, Marshall Ganz

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What a mighty power we can be : African American fraternal groups and the struggle for racial equality
Title
What a mighty power we can be
Title remainder
African American fraternal groups and the struggle for racial equality
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Theda Skocpol, Ariane Liazos, Marshall Ganz
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries, millions of American men and women participated in fraternal associations--self-selecting brotherhoods and sisterhoods that provided aid to members, enacted group rituals, and engaged in community service. Even more than whites did, African Americans embraced this type of association; indeed, fraternal lodges rivaled churches as centers of black community life in cities, towns, and rural areas alike. Using an unprecedented variety of secondary and primary sources--including old documents, pictures, and ribbon-badges found in eBay auctions--this book tells the story of the most visible African American fraternal associations. The authors demonstrate how African American fraternal groups played key roles in the struggle for civil rights and racial integration. Between the 1890s and the 1930s, white legislatures passed laws to outlaw the use of important fraternal names and symbols by blacks. But blacks successfully fought back. Employing lawyers who in some cases went on to work for the NAACP, black fraternalists took their cases all the way to the Supreme Court, which eventually ruled in their favor. At the height of the modern Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, they marched on Washington and supported the lawsuits through lobbying and demonstrations that finally led to legal equality. This unique book reveals a little-known chapter in the story of civic democracy and racial equality in America."--Google Books
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Skocpol, Theda
Dewey number
369/.396073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.S616 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1976-
  • 1943-
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  • Liazos, Ariane
  • Ganz, Marshall
Series statement
Princeton studies in American politics
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  • African Americans
  • African American fraternal organizations
  • Civil rights movements
  • United States
  • African Americans
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What a mighty power we can be : African American fraternal groups and the struggle for racial equality, Theda Skocpol, Ariane Liazos, Marshall Ganz
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-281) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
African American fraternalism : a missing chapter in the story of U.S. civic democracy -- The panorama of African American fraternal federations / with the assistance of Jennifer Lynn Oser -- African American fraternals as schools for democracy -- Proprietors, helpmates, and pilgrims in black and white fraternal rituals / by Bayliss Camp and Orit Kent -- Defending the legal right to organize -- Black fraternalists and the mid-twentieth-century movement for civil rights -- The achievements of African American fraternalism
Control code
ocm63178289
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780691122991
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005038032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1051658
  • (Sirsi) o63178289
  • (OCoLC)63178289
Label
What a mighty power we can be : African American fraternal groups and the struggle for racial equality, Theda Skocpol, Ariane Liazos, Marshall Ganz
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-281) 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
African American fraternalism : a missing chapter in the story of U.S. civic democracy -- The panorama of African American fraternal federations / with the assistance of Jennifer Lynn Oser -- African American fraternals as schools for democracy -- Proprietors, helpmates, and pilgrims in black and white fraternal rituals / by Bayliss Camp and Orit Kent -- Defending the legal right to organize -- Black fraternalists and the mid-twentieth-century movement for civil rights -- The achievements of African American fraternalism
Control code
ocm63178289
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780691122991
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005038032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1051658
  • (Sirsi) o63178289
  • (OCoLC)63178289

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