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Borders of Equality – The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914-1970 - University Press of Mississippi
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Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914-1970

Lee Sartain


As a border city Baltimore made an ideal arena to push for change during the civil rights movement. It was a city in which all forms of segregation and racism appeared vulnerable to attack by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)’s methods. If successful in Baltimore, the rest of the nation might follow with progressive and integrationist reforms. The Baltimore branch of the NAACP, one of the first chapters in the nation and the largest branch by 1946, undertook various forms of civil rights activity from 1914 through the 1940s that later were mainstays of the ... More

Keywords: racism, Baltimore, civil rights, segregation, NAACP, reforms, nonviolent protest, youth activism, economic boycotts, African Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617037511
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037511.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee Sartain, author