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Author Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989, author.

Title Democracy, race, and justice : the speeches and writings of Sadie T. M. Alexander / Sadie T.M. Alexander ; edited by Nina Banks
Published New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 297 pages)
Contents Part I. Racial Ideology and Black Achievements. Introduction ; "The Contributions of the Negro to American Life," ca. 1920s ; Fragment, Speech, ca. 1920s ; Fragment, "Contributions [We Can] Make," ca. 1920s ; "Outstanding Achievements of Negro Women," ca. 1930s ; "Address on Negro Achievement," 1936 ; "Acceptance Speech of the Award of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery," 1975 -- Part II. Black Women in the Political Economy. Introduction ; "Segregation in Public Schools," 1925 ; "A Demand for Women as Executive Officers of the Church," 1928 ; "Negro Women in Our Economic Life," 1930 ; "The Emancipated Woman," ca. 1930s ; "The Economic Status of Negro Women, an Index to the Negro's Economic Status," ca. 1930s ; "Address Before Delta Sigma Theta Sorority," 1939 ; "Women as Practitioners of Law in the United States," 1941 -- Part III. Black Workers and Economic Justice. Introduction ; "Address on the Economic and Occupational Status of Negroes," 1935 and 1936 ; "The Role of the Negro Women in the Economic Life of the Post-War South," 1945 ; "New Tempos, New Concepts," 1963 ; "Statement of Mrs. Sadie T.M. Alexander at the White House Regional Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity," 1964 ; "Response of Sadie T.M. Alexander, Esquire, at Luncheon in Her Honor," 1968 -- Part IV. Democracy and Citizenship Rights. Introduction ; "Constitutional Guarantees of Civil Rights to American Negroes," 1934 ; "Speech Before the Eastern Federation of Negro Republicans," 1935 ; "Address on the Theme 'War Must Cease, ' " 1935 ; "For the Republican Party in the Lackawanna County Elections," 1935 ; "Coming Events Cast Their Shadow/ Address in Detroit," 1939 ; "The Place of a College Fraternity in the Life of a Student, in the Life of a University, in the Life of the Negro Race," 1939 ; "On the Status of the Philadelphia Negro," 1942 ; Fragment, "Concerning the Loyalty Pledge Statement of Security Principles and the House Un-American Activities," 1947-1948 ; "To Secure These Rights," 1948 ; "The Responsibility of Minorities," 1948 ; "Progress Made in Civil Rights in the United States Since the Publication of To Secure These Rights," ca. 1958 ; "Founders Day Address," 1963 ; "Education and Social Change: The Citizen's Role in Achieving Civil Rights," ca. 1966 ; "The Catalytic Role of Commissions in Helping Alienated Communities," 1967
Summary In 1921, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander became the first Black American to gain a Ph. D. degree in economics. Unable to find employment as an economist because of discrimination, Alexander became a lawyer so that she could press for equal rights for African Americans. Although her historical significance has been relatively ignored, Alexander was a pioneering civil rights activist who used both the law and economic analysis to challenge racial inequities and deprivations. This volume - a recovery of Sadie Alexander's economic thought - provides a comprehensive account of her thought-provoking speeches and writings on the relationship between democracy, race, and justice. Nina Banks's introductions bring fresh insight into the events and ideologies that underpinned Alexander's outlook and activism. A brilliant intellectual, Alexander called for bold, redistributive policies that would ensure racial justice for Black Americans while also providing a foundation to safeguard democracy."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989.
Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell, 1898-1989
African American women civil rights workers -- United States -- Correspondence
African American women civil rights workers -- History -- 20th century
Minority economists -- United States -- Biography
African American women civil rights workers
Minority economists
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Personal correspondence
Form Electronic book
Author Banks, Nina, editor.
ISBN 9780300260861
Other Titles Democracy, race, & justice