Download e-book for kindle: Art for Equality: The NAACP's Cultural Campaign for Civil by Jenny Woodley

By Jenny Woodley

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 on account that 1909. whereas the gang helped in achieving vast victories within the court docket, the fight for civil rights prolonged past gaining political help. It additionally required altering social attitudes. The NAACP therefore labored to change latest prejudices throughout the construction of artwork that countered racist depictions of African american citizens, focusing its efforts not just on altering the attitudes of the white center type but in addition on encouraging racial satisfaction and a feeling of id within the black community.

Art for Equality explores an enormous and little-studied part of the NAACP's activism within the cultural realm. In overtly helping African American artists, writers, and musicians of their artistic endeavors, the association aimed to alter the way in which the general public seen the black neighborhood. by means of overcoming stereotypes and the idea of the bulk that African american citizens have been bodily, intellectually, and morally not so 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 start of a Nation to the construction of anti-lynching paintings throughout the Harlem Renaissance, this insightful quantity examines the successes and screw ups of the NAACP's cultural crusade from 1910 to the Sixties. Exploring the jobs of gender and sophistication in shaping the association's patronage of the humanities, Art for Equality deals an in-depth research of the social and cultural weather in the course of a time of radical swap in America.

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