Jenny Woodley's Art for Equality: The NAACP's Cultural Campaign for Civil PDF

By Jenny Woodley

ISBN-10: 0813145163

ISBN-13: 9780813145167

The nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP) is the nation's oldest civil rights association, having devoted itself to the struggle for racial equality seeing that 1909. whereas the gang helped in achieving giant victories within the court, the fight for civil rights prolonged past gaining political aid. It additionally required altering social attitudes. The NAACP hence labored to change current prejudices during the creation of paintings that countered racist depictions of African american citizens, focusing its efforts not just on altering the attitudes of the white center category but in addition on encouraging racial satisfaction and a feeling of id within the black community.

Art for Equality explores a major and little-studied part of the NAACP's activism within the cultural realm. In overtly assisting African American artists, writers, and musicians of their inventive endeavors, the association aimed to alter the best way the general public considered the black neighborhood. via overcoming stereotypes and the assumption of the bulk that African american citizens have been bodily, intellectually, and morally not as good as whites, the NAACP believed it will probably start to defeat racism.

Illuminating very important protests, from the struggle opposed to the 1915 movie The beginning of a Nation to the construction of anti-lynching paintings in the course of the Harlem Renaissance, this insightful quantity examines the successes and screw ups of the NAACP's cultural crusade from 1910 to the Nineteen Sixties. Exploring the jobs of gender and sophistication in shaping the association's patronage of the humanities, Art for Equality bargains an in-depth research of the social and cultural weather in the course of a time of radical switch in America.

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