The Chicago NAACP and the Rise of Black Professional Leadership, 1910-1966

The Chicago NAACP and the Rise of Black Professional Leadership, 1910–1966

Christopher Robert Reed
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/1/1997
Format: cloth 272 pages
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-33313-1
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“ . . . the definitive history not only of the Chicago National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) but of the city’s black middle class as well.” —Journal of American History

“ . . . a candid portrait of the Chicago branch of the NAACP, one of the association’s most important chapters. . . . It also offers a revealing window onto a half-century of race relations in Chicago.” —Chicago Tribune

Evolving through six decades of white resistance, black indifference and internal group struggle, the Chicago NAACP was affected both adversely and positively by two world wars, national depression, the Cold War conflict and growing class differentiation among African Americans.

Author Bio

Christopher Reed, Associate Professor of History and former Director of the Center for African and African American Studies at Roosevelt University, has published articles on black Chicago history in the Illinois Historical Journal, Journal of Ethnic Studies, Michigan Historical Review, and Journal of Black Studies.

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