Defining the Struggle

Monday, 9 December 2013 | A Public Affair

On Monday December 9th, our host John Quinlan was joined by Susan Carle, author of “Defining the Struggle:National Organizing for Racial Justice 1880-1910″ to discuss how she counters traditional histories that often identify this as a period of stagnation for civil rights, instead pointing to many groups and individuals who laid the foundation for what was to come, including the stories behind the creation of the NAACP and the Urban League in 1910.

“Susan Carle writes a clear and convincing history of the first generation of civil rights organizers and advocates-the movement that started the Movement. We all stand on their shoulders. Let us remember their names and know their stories.”–Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO, NAACP


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