Work of the Fellows: Monographs;

Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Sullivan, Patricia (Fellow, 2001-02)

New York: New Press, 2022

From the publisher's description:

Historian Patricia Sullivan unearths the little-known early decades of the NAACP’s activism, telling startling stories of personal bravery, legal brilliance, and political maneuvering by the likes of W.E.B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Walter White, Charles Houston, Ella Baker, Thurgood Marshall, and Roy Wilkins. In the critical postwar era, following a string of legal victories culminating in Brown v. Board, the NAACP knocked out the legal underpinnings of the segregation system and set the stage for the final assault on Jim Crow.


Subjects: History;; Activists; American Civil Rights Movement; Activism; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); African Americans; African American History;