Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in by Darlene Clark Hine

By Darlene Clark Hine

  In Black Victory, Darlene Clark Hine examines a pivotal step forward within the fight for black liberation in the course of the balloting approach. She info the stairs and avid gamers within the 1944 U.S. preferrred court docket selection in Smith v. Allwright, a precursor to the 1965 vote casting Rights Act. She discusses the function that NAACP legal professionals reminiscent of Thurgood Marshall performed in assisting black Texans regain the perfect denied them by way of white Texans within the Democratic occasion: definitely the right to vote and to have that vote count number. Hine illuminates the mobilization of black Texans. She successfully demonstrates how each one a part of the African American community—from pros to laborers—was necessary to this fight and the victory opposed to disfranchisement.

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Some existing conditions in the branch are quite out of line with the aims and purpose of the Association,” Lulu White told the national executive director. ” Rather than making the trip himself, Walter White sent the national field worker Daisy Lampkin, who confirmed Lulu White’s suspicions. After Lampkin’s investigation was completed, a slate of new officers was elected without Lulu White, who refused the nomination. 13 Meanwhile, between 1940 and 1943, as black Texans, especially those in Houston, began to prepare for what they hoped would be the final assault on the white primary, the need for more money, members, and workers became apparent.

3 2. Merline Pitre, In Struggle against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900–1957 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1999). 3. Charles Payne,“Men Led but Women Organized: Movement Participation of Women In Retrospect: Darlene Clark Hine’s Black Victory 27 In her study How Long? How Long? Belinda Robnett focuses primarily on the leadership of African Americans in the Civil Rights movement, distinguishing the formal leaders of the movement, who were almost always men, from the grassroots or bridge leaders, who were primarily, although not always, women.


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