The Richmond Crusade for Voters

The Richmond Crusade for Voters

by Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews


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The Richmond Crusade for Voters, founded in 1956 to directly oppose Massive Resistance and the Stanley Plan, has served the city of Richmond for 60 years. Despite efforts to suppress minority voter turnout, the Richmond Crusade for Voters thrived at motivating voters to participate in local, state, and national elections. The organization was skilled at mobilizing African American voters, and its purpose, then and now, is to increase the voting strength of the citizens of Richmond. Images of Modern America: The Richmond Crusade for Voters provides a pictorial history of one of the nation's most influential voter education and voter registration organizations through vintage and contemporary images.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467124928
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/12/2017
Series: Images of Modern America
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kimberly A. Matthews is a proud member of the Richmond Crusade for Voters. She served on the membership committee, as internship coordinator, and editor-in-chief of the RCV Newsletter. Dr. Matthews is a researcher, writer, and professor. She teaches leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Struggle Begins 9

2 A Brighter Future 19

3 Season of Change 57

4 History Is Made 65

5 Trials and Triumphs 75

6 Hope for the Future 81

Bibliography 95

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