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The Resource In struggle against Jim Crow : Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957, Merline Pitre

In struggle against Jim Crow : Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957, Merline Pitre

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In struggle against Jim Crow : Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957
Title
In struggle against Jim Crow
Title remainder
Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957
Statement of responsibility
Merline Pitre
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
African American women have played significant roles in the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality, but relatively little is known about many of these leaders and activists. Most accounts of the civil rights movement focus on male leaders and the organizations they led, leaving a dearth of information about the countless black women who were the backbone of the struggle in local communities across the country. At the local level women helped mold and shape the direction the movement would take. Lulu B. White was one of those women in the civil rights movement in Texas. Executive secretary of the Houston branch of the NAACP and state director of branches, White was a significant force in the struggle against Jim Crow during the 1940s and 1950s. She was at the helm of the Houston chapter when the Supreme Court struck down the white primary in Smith v. Allbright , and she led the fight to get more blacks elected to public office, to gain economic parity for African Americans, and to integrate the University of Texas. Author Merline Pitre places White in her proper perspective in Texas, Southern, African American, women's, and general American history; points to White's successes and achievements, as well as the problems and conflicts she faced in efforts to eradicate segregation; and looks at the strategies and techniques White used in her leadership roles. Pitre effectively places White within the context of twentieth-century Houston and the civil rights movement that was gripping the state. In Struggle Against Jim Crow is pertinent to the understanding of race, gender, interest group politics, and social reform during this turbulent era.--From jacket flap
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 323.1/196073/0092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University.
Series volume
no. 81
Label
In struggle against Jim Crow : Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957, Merline Pitre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-172) and index
Control code
39860069
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 181 p.
Isbn
9780890968697
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98042050
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1999. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
In struggle against Jim Crow : Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957, Merline Pitre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-172) and index
Control code
39860069
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 181 p.
Isbn
9780890968697
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98042050
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1999. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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