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Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II

Cherisse Jones-Branch


This study explores how African American and white women in all-female and mixed gender organizations interpreted and dealt with racial issues and how individual women worked against racial injustice in South Carolina during and after World War II. It also examines the accomplishments and limitations of interracial activism as black and white women pursued sometimes similar but sometimes conflicting agendas. These women, many of whom had long been activists, were informed by a pamphlet entitled “Repairers of the Breach”: A Story of Interracial Cooperation Between Southern Women, 1935–1940. Pub ... More

Keywords: World War II, Post–World War II America, South Carolina, Interracial activism, Women’s organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049250
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cherisse Jones-Branch, author