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|Formato físico adicional:||Online version:
Wedin, Carolyn, 1939-
Inheritors of the spirit.
New York : Wiley, c1998
|Persona designada:||Mary White Ovington; Mary White Ovington|
|Tipo de material:||Biografía, Recurso en Internet|
|Tipo de documento:||Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet|
|Todos autores / colaboradores:||
|ISBN:||0471168386 9780471168386 0471327247 9780471327240|
|Descripción:||xv, 367 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
After attending Radcliffe and the Harvard Annex for Women, Ovington did not follow the expected paths of young women of her time, neither marrying nor staying at home to look after her parents. The independent-minded Ovington was in search of a career and a cause. She found both while attending a Social Reform Club event where Booker T. Washington spoke about "the Negro Problem." In 1909, the NAACP was born with the issuing of "The Call" - coauthored by Ovington - on the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. With Ovington as acting Chairman and Chairman from 1917 to 1932, the NAACP grew from a small, mostly white volunteer staff to a predominantly black organization run by a salaried staff.
Inheritors of the Spirit opens a wide window on the inner life of the NAACP, tracing its evolution from a virtual one-man show under W. E. B. DuBois through the unflappable stewardship of James Weldon Johnson and the brilliant operational leadership of Walter White. Carolyn Wedin's extensive research sheds new light on the shifting allegiances and internal power struggles within the movement, including Ovington's work to empower women and explore the dynamics of the debate on class versus race. Drawing on a wide range of both public and private sources, Wedin provides a rich cultural and historical context, illuminating an era of great social upheaval and the remarkable, fiercely committed woman who dedicated her life to bring it about.
- Ovington, Mary White, -- 1865-1951.
- Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
- Women civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- History.
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
- Ovington, Mary White.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.