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The Resource Jim Crow capital : women and black freedom struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945, Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

Jim Crow capital : women and black freedom struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945, Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

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Jim Crow capital : women and black freedom struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945
Title
Jim Crow capital
Title remainder
women and black freedom struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945
Statement of responsibility
Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Local policy in the nation's capital has always influenced national politics. During Reconstruction, black Washingtonians were first to exercise their new franchise. But when congressmen abolished local governance in the 1870s, they set the precedent for southern disfranchisement. In the aftermath of this process, memories of voting and citizenship rights inspired a new generation of Washingtonians to restore local government in their city and lay the foundation for black equality across the nation. And women were at the forefront of this effort. Here Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy tells the story of how African American women in D.C. transformed civil rights politics in their freedom struggles between 1920 and 1945. Even though no resident of the nation's capital could vote, black women seized on their conspicuous location to testify in Congress, lobby politicians, and stage protests to secure racial justice, both in Washington and across the nation. Women crafted a broad vision of citizenship rights that put economic justice, physical safety, and legal equality at the forefront of their political campaigns. Black women's civil rights tactics and victories in Washington, D.C., shaped the national postwar black freedom struggle in ways that still resonate today"--Publisher's description
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Murphy, Mary-Elizabeth B
Dewey number
323.1196/07307530904
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
North Carolina scholarship online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women political activists
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • African American women political activists
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Jim Crow capital : women and black freedom struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945, Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The women will be factors in the present campaign : women's national politics in the 1920s -- The eyes of the world are upon us : the politics of lynching -- Make Washington safe for negro womanhood : the politics of police brutality -- Women riot for jobs : the politics of economic justice -- Washington needs the vote : women's campaigns for civil rights in the 1930s -- Jim Crow must go : civil rights struggles during World War II
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469646749
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv672hp5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1055161012
  • (OCoLC)1055161012
Label
Jim Crow capital : women and black freedom struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945, Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The women will be factors in the present campaign : women's national politics in the 1920s -- The eyes of the world are upon us : the politics of lynching -- Make Washington safe for negro womanhood : the politics of police brutality -- Women riot for jobs : the politics of economic justice -- Washington needs the vote : women's campaigns for civil rights in the 1930s -- Jim Crow must go : civil rights struggles during World War II
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469646749
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv672hp5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1055161012
  • (OCoLC)1055161012

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