Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas / Edition 2

Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas / Edition 2

by Darlene Clark Hine
     
 

In Black Victory, Darlene Clark Hine examines a pivotal breakthrough in the struggle for black liberation through the voting process. She details the steps and players in the 1944 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Smith v. Allwright, a precursor to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. She discusses the role that NAACP attorneys such as Thurgood Marshall

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In Black Victory, Darlene Clark Hine examines a pivotal breakthrough in the struggle for black liberation through the voting process. She details the steps and players in the 1944 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Smith v. Allwright, a precursor to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. She discusses the role that NAACP attorneys such as Thurgood Marshall played in helping black Texans regain the right denied them by white Texans in the Democratic Party: the right to vote and to have that vote count. Hine illuminates the mobilization of black Texans. She effectively demonstrates how each part of the African American community—from professionals to laborers—was essential to this struggle and the victory against disfranchisement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826214621
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
06/06/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Darlene Clark Hine is John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State University in East Lansing. She is the author or editor of numerous books, including Crossing Boundaries: Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora and A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments to the 2003 Edition
Collaboration and Conversations: Revisioning Black Victory1
Reflection on Darlene Clark Hine's Black Victory9
In Retrospect: Darlene-Clark Hine's Black Victory25
Black Victory
Preface to the First Edition43
Acknowledgments to the First Edition47
1The Supreme Court and the Black Ballot: From Reconstruction Reality to New South Myth51
2The Rise of the Texas Democratic White Primary69
3Black Texans and the Rise of the NAACP95
4Nixon v. Herndon, 1927111
5An Overview of White Primary Cases in Virginia, Arkansas, and Florida, 1928-1930126
6Nixon v. Condon, 1932142
7The NAACP, Black Texans, and White Democrats, 1932-1934173
8Grovey v. Townsend, 1935193
9Coming Together: Black Lawyers, Black Texans, and the NAACP, 1936-1941210
10Smith v. Allwright and the Fall of the White Primary, 1944-1952231
Afterword: The Second Reconstruction249
Bibliography259
Index273

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