Activism & Leadership: African Americans During Jim Crow

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Fri. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903


Authors Claudrena Harold (New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South), Richard Rosen & Joseph Mosnier (coauthors, Julius Chambers), and Elizabeth Dowling Taylor (The Original Black Elite) explore the life stories and life’s work of nineteenth and twentieth century black leaders.

Why should you attend?

“Claudrena N. Harold probes into critical events and developments below the Mason-Dixon Line, sharpening our understanding of how many black activists―along with particular segments of the white American Left―arrived at their views on the politics of race, nationhood, and the capitalist political economy.” —University of Georgia Press

“Telling the story of Chambers and his law firm, Rosen and Mosnier have added a chapter that has long been missing from the history of the North Carolina civil rights movement.” —Davidson M. Douglas, William and Mary Law School

The Original Black Elite is a compelling biography of Daniel Murray and the group the writer-scholar W.E.B. DuBois called ‘The Talented Tenth.’ In this work, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor deftly demonstrates how the struggle for racial equality has always been complicated by the thorny issue of class.” —Patricia Bell-Scott, author of The Firebrand and the First Lady, which was longlisted for the National Book Award.