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Organizational Efforts and Problems “Lest I might become a contender for the position”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780195139273
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0013
Organizational Efforts and Problems “Lest I might become a contender for the position”

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This chapter examines Ida B. Wells-Barnett's participation during the emergence of the black convention movement and the growth of national organizations at the turn of the century. It discusses the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) and the important role she played in its deliberations. Wells-Barnett received new tasks at the convention—appointment to the editorial staff of the Woman's Era, selection as secretary of a committee to publish the minutes of the 1895 and 1896 conferences in pamphlet form, and designation as representative to the next Prison Congress of the United States.

Keywords: black convention movement; national organizations; NACW; pamphlets; Prison Congress

Chapter.  8766 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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