In Struggle Against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957
In Struggle Against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900-1957 by Merline Pitre examines the life of this civil rights champion, beginning with her birth in Elmo, Texas, in 1900, her marriage to Houston businessman and activist Julius White and her graduation from Prairie View College. On June 2, 2014, Texas PBS presented an online discussion with Pitre, giving readers the chance to learn more about this chapter of our state’s history.
This collection of first-person interviews with ex-slaves living in Texas in 1936-38 provides students and scholars with a first-hand account of slavery. Published in 1941, these interview transcripts provide a folk history of slavery in the United States. Warning the language used in these interviews reflects the time period.