Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas

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University of Missouri Press, 2003 - History - 283 pages
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"In Black Victory, Darlene Clark Hine examines a pivotal breakthrough in the struggle for black liberation through the voting process. She details the steps and players in the 1944 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Smith v. Allwright, a precursor to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. She discusses the role that NAACP attorneys such as Thurgood Marshall played in helping black Texans regain the right denied them by white Texans in the Democratic Party: the right to vote and to have that vote count. Hine illuminates the mobilization of black Texans. She effectively demonstrates how each part of the African American community - from professionals to laborers - was essential to this struggle and the victory against disfranchisement." --Book Jacket.
 

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Contents

Reflection on Darlene Clark Hines Black Victory by Steven F Lawson
9
Preface to the First Edition
43
The Rise of the Texas Democratic White Primary
69
Black Texans and the Rise of the NAACP
95
Nixon v Herndon 1927
111
An Overview of White Primary Cases
126
Nixon v Condon 1932
142
The NAACP Black Texans and White Democrats 19321934
173
Grovey v Townsend 1935
193
Smith v Allwright and the Fall of the White Primary 19441952
231
The Second Reconstruction
249
Bibliography
259
Index
273
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Darlene Clark Hine is John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

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