Christian sisterhood, race relations, and the YWCA, 1906-46
"Although the YWCA was segregated at the local level, African American women were able to effectively challenge white women over YWCA racial policies and practices. Robertson argues that from 1906 through 1946, many white women in the association went from seeing segregation as compatible with Christianity and democracy to regarding it as a contradiction of those values. They also began to understand the race question as a national priority rather than a southern problem, which helped lay the groundwork for the subsequent civil rights movement." "Robertson's analysis of black and white women's struggles over race relations in the YWCA relies on autobiographical accounts and personal papers from women associated with the YWCA and a large body of records documenting the organization's members at the national and local levels."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -264) and index.
- LCC: BV1340
- Dewey Decimal: 267/.597309041
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xvii, 276 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition Info: (cloth : alk. paper)
- Young Women's Christian Association
- Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
- Race relations -- United States
- Female friendship -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
- Christian women -- Religious life
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