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Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935

Kate Dosset


High-profile rivalries between black male leaders in the early twentieth century have contributed to the view that integrationism and black nationalism were diametrically opposed philosophies shaped primarily by men. Ideas of authenticity and respectability were central to the construction of black identities within black cultural and political resistance movements of the early twentieth century. Unfortunately both concepts have also been used to demonize black middle-class women whose endeavors towards racial uplift are too frequently dismissed as assimilationist and whose class status has ap ... More

Keywords: integrationism, black nationalism, National Association of Colored Women, National Council of Negro Women, black women, United Negro Improvement Association

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813031408
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031408.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Dosset, author
University of Leeds