By Benjamin R Justesen
Broken Brotherhood: The upward push and Fall of the nationwide Afro-American Council offers a complete account of the nationwide Afro-American Council, the 1st really national U.S. civil rights association, which existed from 1898 to 1908. in line with exhaustive study, the quantity chronicles the Council’s achievements and its annual conferences and gives pictures of its key leaders.
Led through 4 of the main remarkable African American leaders of the time—journalist T. Thomas Fortune, Bishop Alexander Walters, educator Booker T. Washington, and Congressman George Henry White—the Council continued for a decade regardless of structural flaws and exterior pressures that at last resulted in its loss of life in 1908.
writer Benjamin R. Justesen offers historic context for the Council’s improvement in the course of an period of remarkable development in African American organisations. Justesen establishes the nationwide Afro-American Council because the earliest nationwide area for discussions of serious social and political matters affecting African americans and the only most crucial united voice lobbying for defense of the nation’s greatest minority. In a interval marked by means of racial segregation, common disfranchisement, and lynching violence, the nonpartisan council helped determine extra enduring successor organisations, supplying center management for either the nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans and the nationwide city League.
Broken Brotherhood strains the heritage of the Council and the advanced relationships between key leaders from its construction in Rochester in 1898 to its final accumulating in Baltimore in 1907, drawing on either inner most correspondence and modern journalism to create a balanced ancient portrait. greater by way of 13 illustrations, the amount additionally presents interesting information about the 10 nationwide gatherings, describes the Council’s unsuccessful try to problem disfranchisement sooner than the U.S. ideal courtroom, and sheds mild at the sluggish breakdown of Republican cohesion between African American leaders within the first decade of the 20 th century.
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Broken Brotherhood: The Rise and Fall of the National Afro-American Council by Benjamin R Justesen