The Resource Art for equality : the NAACP's cultural campaign for civil rights, Jenny Woodley

Art for equality : the NAACP's cultural campaign for civil rights, Jenny Woodley

Label
Art for equality : the NAACP's cultural campaign for civil rights
Title
Art for equality
Title remainder
the NAACP's cultural campaign for civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Woodley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest civil rights organization, having dedicated itself to the fight for racial equality since 1909. While the group helped achieve substantial victories in the courtroom, the struggle for civil rights extended beyond gaining political support. It also required changing social attitudes. The NAACP thus worked to alter existing prejudices through the production of art that countered racist depictions of African Americans, focusing its efforts not only on changing the attitudes of the white middle class but also on encouraging racial pride and a sense of identity in the Black community. Art for Equality explores an important and little-studied side of the NAACP's activism in the cultural realm. In openly supporting African American artists, writers, and musicians in their creative endeavors, the organization aimed to change the way the public viewed the Black community. By overcoming stereotypes and the belief of the majority that African Americans were physically, intellectually, and morally inferior to whites, the NAACP believed it could begin to defeat racism. Illuminating important protests, from the fight against the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation to the production of anti-lynching art during the Harlem Renaissance, this insightful volume examines the successes and failures of the NAACP's cultural campaign from 1910 to the 1960s. Exploring the roles of gender and class in shaping the association's patronage of the arts, Art for Equality offers an in-depth analysis of the social and cultural climate during a time of radical change in America"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.5.N276
LC item number
W66 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century
Label
Art for equality : the NAACP's cultural campaign for civil rights, Jenny Woodley
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "The national mental attitude" -- The birth of a cultural strategy -- Representing the new Negro -- Du Bois's crisis and the Black image on the page -- "A union of art and propaganda" -- White in Hollywood -- Blacks, Reds, white -- Conclusion: "The true picture of America."
Control code
ocn879606749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813145181
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b30350025
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879606749
  • jstor0813145171

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