ActivismAllArchiveElectionsPolitical partiesPoliticsRacismRegionalSociety and cultureUnited StatesWomen

#45-20 Lulu B. White of the NAACP … Pivotal organizer for Black voting rights in America

Dr. Merline Pitre delivered this talk February 17, 1990, in Dallas, Texas, during the first annual conference on African American History in Texas. She covers the political development, style and achievements of Lulu Belle Madison White, one of the strategists behind the Supreme Court case Smith v Allwright that stopped the use of whites-only political primaries. White was also a major recruiter, organizer, and outspoken champion of the NAACP and of the use of Black voting power to serve the community’s needs.

Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Dr. Merline Pitre, Professor of History, Texas Southern Univ., author of In Struggle Against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP, 1900 to 1957(Texas A&M University Press, 1999)

Credits: Recorded and edited by Frieda Werden. Travel and moral support provided by historian Ruthe Winegarten.

Created By BIPOC