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Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy


Jim Crow Capital tells the story of how black women in Washington, D.C. transformed civil rights politics between 1920 and 1945. Even though no resident of the nation’s capital could cast a ballot, women nonetheless proclaimed their first-class citizenship rights by working to influence congressional legislation, lobby politicians, shape policy, and secure freedom and justice for all African Americans, both in Washington, D.C. and across the country. During the course of their political campaigns, African American women’s relationship to federal and local politics underwent a fundamental trans ... More

Keywords: black freedom struggle, police brutality, economic justice, voting rights, racial segregation, Washington, D.C, black women’s politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469646725
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy, author
Eastern Michigan University