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New Crusades for Justice “Do the work that the others refuse”

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/9780195139273.003.0015
New Crusades for Justice “Do the work that the others refuse”

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This chapter discusses Wells-Barnett's activism in 1910. Failing to find an adequate institutional base for her crusade, she began creating her own vehicles for activism. She continued to fight injustice through protests, and became increasingly involved in self-help programs and legal action for racial advancement. Because she still believed in racial unity, Wells-Barnett persisted in her efforts to affiliate with national organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the National Association for Colored Women (NACW) and joined new protest movements.

Keywords: racial unity; activism; racial advancement; NAACP; NACW

Chapter.  7168 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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