Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice

The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the NAACP's growth and influence, from its inception in 1909 to the present.

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As the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) celebrates it 100th anniversary, Sullivan (history, U. of South Carolina) reconstructs its history and contribution to the American Civil Rights movement. In her chronological narrative, she describes its evolution from a small elite organization into a mass black membership organization; the numerous political and organizing campaigns it engaged in; and the contributions of such prominent personalities connected with the NAACP as W.E.B. Du Bois, Ella Baker, Thurgood Marchall, and Roy Wilkins. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Published in conjunction with the NAACP centennial celebration, this resource begins with the little-known early decades of NAACP activism and then moves on to the critical post-war era, when the organization knocked out the legal underpinnings of segregation.

Publisher: New York : New Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781595584465
Branch Call Number: 973.0496 SUL
Characteristics: 514 p


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