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Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Jenny Woodley


This book explores what James Weldon Johnson called the “art approach to the Negro problem.” The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) developed a strategy that attempted to eradicate racial prejudice through altering the way African Americans were portrayed in a wide range of media and through the development and promotion of black literary and artistic talent. It launched a number of cultural campaigns during its first half century, which included publishing art and literature in its magazine and encouraging the artists of the Harlem Renaissance, using the arts t ... More

Keywords: NAACP, Civil rights, African American culture, Racial prejudice, Racial stereotypes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813145167
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenny Woodley, author