The NAACP in Washington, DC: From Jim Crow to Home Rule (American Heritage) (Paperback)

The NAACP in Washington, DC: From Jim Crow to Home Rule (American Heritage) By Derek Gray, Marya McQuirter (Foreword by), George Derek Musgrove Cover Image
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Founded in March 1912, DC branch of the NAACP quickly became the leading organization advocating for the city's Black community.

President Woodrow Wilson's institution of Jim Crow segregation in the federal government in the spring of 1913 galvanized the African American community of DC and the NAACP launched a formidable crusade against Wilson's racist policies. As the preeminent civil rights organization of the nation's capital, it also developed a dual role as a watchdog body to prevent the passage of legislation in Congress that negatively affected African Americans.

Archivist and historian Derek Gray chronicles and analyzes the work of the DC NAACP through the civil rights era to the achievement of Home Rule in the District.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781467140522
ISBN-10: 146714052X
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: March 7th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: American Heritage