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Author: Carolyn Wedin
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Title: Inheritors of the Spirit: Mary White Ovington and the Founding of the NAACP
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Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 15, 1997)
Pages: 367

Inheritors of the Spirit: Mary White Ovington and the Founding of the NAACP by Carolyn Wedin



Personal Name: Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951. Corporate Name: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People History. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Inheritors of the spirit : Mary White Ovington and the founding of the NAACP, Carolyn Wedin.

This is the untold story of the founding of the NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization. Viewed through the life of cofounder. Born in Brooklyn in 1865, Mary White Ovington carried, throughout her long life, a fine sense of the abolitionist spirit that had so quickened her parents' generation. A lively but somewhat unfocused intellectual, she drifted through social circles and movements until, at the age of 36, she met the African American educator Booker T. Washington and, shortly afterward, the activist . Her eyes, writes Carolyn Wedin, opened wider when she took a tour of the South in 1906, in the wake of a series of bloody race riots

Ovington served on the Executive Board of the NAACP from its founding until she retired for health reasons in 1947. She served in a variety of other positions, including as Director of Branches, and, from 1919 to 1932, as chair of the board, and 1932 to 1947, as treasurer. She also wrote and helped publish the Crisis, the NAACP publication that supported racial equality, and also became a key supporter of the Harlem Renaissance. Beyond the NAACP and Race. Half a Man: The Status of the Negro in New York, 1911 (study done in 1904). Hazel, children's book, 1913. "How the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Began" (pamphlet), 1914. Portraits in Color, 1927. Inheritors of the Spirit: Mary White Ovington and the Founding of the NAACP, 1997.

CAROLYN WEDIN is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951, Civil rights workers United States Biography, Women civil rights workers United States Biography, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People History, African Americans Civil rights History 20th century.

Mary White Ovington I. S. 30 Middle School in Brooklyn was named in her honor. She is one of the persons named on The Extra Mile-Points of Light Volunteer Pathway National Memorial in Washington, D. C. In 2009 she was depicted on a United States postage stamp with Mary Church Terrell. Black and White Sat Down Together: The Reminiscences of an NAACP Founder. Hazel (The Black Heritage Library Collection). Inheritors of the Spirit: Mary White Ovington and the Founding of the NAACP by Carolyn Wedin (1999-02-23). NAACP: A History of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1909-1920 (v. 1). View map.

45 Carolyn Wedin, Inheritors of the Spirit: Mary White Ovington and the Founding of the NAACP (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998) 105–11. Wedin's assessment of Ovington's centrality reflects the appropriate fondness of the biographer.

Published by : John Wiley & Sons, (. ) Physical details: xv, 367 p. ISBN:0471168386 (P). Year: 1998. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Holdings ( 5 ). Title notes.

Viewed through the life of cofounder, Mary White Ovington, a seminal feminist and social activist from New York's upper-middle-class, it focuses on her relationship with pioneering black leaders, such as . DuBois, Walter White, and Mary Church Terrell, providing insig This is the untold story of the founding of the NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization. Viewed through the life of cofounder, Mary White Ovington, a seminal feminist and social activist from New York's upper-middle-class, it focuses on her relationship with pioneering black leaders, such as .

Born in Brooklyn in 1865, Mary White Ovington carried, throughout her long life, a fine sense of the abolitionist spirit that had so quickened her parents' generation. Her eyes, writes Carolyn Wedin, opened wider when she took a tour of the South in 1906, in the wake of a series of bloody race riots. As Inheritors of the Spirit reveals, Ovington's life stands as an example of moral courage and dedication to a noble cause.

"By highlighting the life of a key figure in the NAACP Wedin has given us a welcome addition to the literature of that organization."--Library Journal"In its densely researched, sensitively interpreted, and crisply written evocation of her subject's career, Professor Wedin's biography opens a wide window onto much of the inner life of the NAACP as it evolves from a virtual one-person show scripted by the incomparable (and sometimes insufferable) Du Bois through the unflappable stewardship of James Weldon Johnson and the manic operational brilliance of Walter White to become, in classic Weberian progression, a well-honed bureaucracy of lawyers, accountants, field secretaries, and lobbyists--and, overwhelmingly, of African Americans . . . a vibrant, valuable chronicle of an eighty-year dedication to economic, racial, and gender justice."--from the Foreword by David Levering Lewis