An Army of Lions

In 1890, a delegation of African American activists formed the Afro-American League, the nation's first national civil rights organization. Over the course of nearly two decades, these activists fought to end disfranchisement and segregation, and to contest racial violence, creating the foundation for the NAACP and the modern civil rights movement.

An Army of Lions
The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP

Shawn Leigh Alexander

2011 | 408 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $27.50
American History | Law | Public Policy
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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Aceldama and the Black Response
Chapter 2. "Stand Their Ground on This Civil Rights Business"
Chapter 3. Interregnum and Resurrection
Chapter 4. Not Just "A Bubble in Soap Water"
Chapter 5. To Awaken the Conscience of America
Chapter 6. Invasion of the Tuskegee Machine
Chapter 7. An Army of Mice or an Army of Lions?
Chapter 8. "It Is Strike Now or Never"

Epilogue
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Ac knowledgments