Rolinson, Mary G.

Grassroots Garveyism : the Universal Negro Improvement Association in the rural South, 1920-1927 / Mary G. Rolinson. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007. - 1 online resource (xii, 286 pages) : illustrations, maps. - JSTOR eBooks The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture . - John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index.

Attachment; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Rediscovering Southern Garveyism; 1 Antecedents; 2 Lessons; 3 Growth; 4 Members; 5 Appeal; 6 Transition; Epilogue: Legacy; Appendix A. UNIA Divisions in the Eleven States of the Former Confederacy; Appendix B. Numbers of Southern Members of UNIA Divisions by State; Appendix C. Numbers of Sympathizers Involved in Mass Meetings and Petitions for Garvey's Release from Jail and Prison, 1923-1927; Appendix D. Phases of Organization of UNIA Divisions in the South by State; Appendix E. Ministers as Southern UNIA Officers, 1926-1928.

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The black separatist movement led by Marcus Garvey has long been viewed as a phenomenon of African American organization in the urban North. But as Mary Rolinson demonstrates, the largest number of Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) divisions and Garvey's most devoted and loyal followers were found in the southern Black Belt. Rolinson remaps the movement to include this vital but overlooked region, and offers a view of what southern Garveyites were like. Even after the UNIA had all but disappeared in the South in the 1930s, she says, the movement's tenets of race organization, unit.

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Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940 --Influence.

Universal Negro Improvement Association--History.

Black nationalism--History--Southern States--20th century.
African American political activists--History--Southern States--20th century.
African Americans--Politics and government--Southern States--20th century.
African Americans--Race identity--History--Southern States--20th century.

Southern States--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century.
Southern States--Rural conditions.

E185.61 / .R745 2007