African American History Chapter 17

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  1. Agriculture Adjustment Act of 1933
    What was among the intended results of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933?
    The intended results were for the landowners to have incentive to plant USS
  2. Jobs - for Negroes Movement
    Where did the Jobs-for-Negroes movement begin, when the Urban League led a boycott against a white-owned chain store whose trade was almost exclusively black but had no black employees?
    Began in St. Louis when the Urban League led a boycott against a white-owned chain store whose trade was almost exclusively black but no black employees
  3. 1937 - Supreme Court Decision
    Blacks protesting to try to gain black jobs at white-owned establishments typically employed boycotts, but also began using pickets. How did a 1937 U.S. Supreme Court decision affect this tactic?
    blacks protesting to try to gain black jobs at white-owned establishments typically employed boycotts, but also began using pickets, supreme court decision affected this because the court declared that picketing was a legal technique for securing relief.
  4. Republican Party of 1928: Black Allegiance
    Why did some blacks begin to question their allegiance to the Republican Party in 1928?
    The party attempted to build a strong party in the South, obviously preferring to court white voters over black ones, caused the blacks to question their allegiance
  5. Herbert Hoover
    What was the bright spot in the 1928 election, which Hoover won, for African Americans?
    When he won, Oscar De Priest a black Republican was elected to the U.S House of Representatives from Illinois
  6. Election of 1932
    In the election of 1932, well into the Depression, how did the majority of black voters vote?
    More and more black voters began to blame Hoover for the Depression, but there was still but there was still no commitment to the Democrats, so more than two-thirds of black voters voted Republican.
  7. Who was the first black Democrat to sit in Congress after his 1934 election to represent Illinois.
    Arthur W. Mitchell
  8. Eleanor Roosevelt
    In many ways, Roosevelt's wife Eleanor was even more active than he was in appealing to black voters. What was one of her most powerful statements against segregation, made in 1939?
  9. She resigned from the Daughters of the American Revolution when they refused to grant permission for black singer Marian Anderson to perform in the DAR's Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
  10. Roosevelt's Black Cabinet
    What is NOT an accurate description of Roosevelt's black cabinet?
    They had access to the president himself.
  11. What African American was the first black to be the racial advisor in the Department of the Interior; served in the Federal Housing Authority, the Office of Emergency Management, and the War Manpower Commission; and, in 1966, became the first African American cabinet officer?
    Robert C. Weaver
  12. Southern Tenant Farmers
    Against what injustice did the Southern Tenant Farmers Union organize?
    the unjust distribution of AAA funds
  13. What does the text cite as perhaps the most dramatic example of interracial labor activism on a grassroots level, an organization that had 30,000 members in four states by 1939?
    the CIO
  14. Share Cropper' Union
    With what party did rural blacks ally by forming the Share Croppers' Union?
    the Communist Party USA
  15. With what party did rural blacks ally by forming the Share Croppers' Union?
    the Communist Party USA
  16. Who led the National Negro Congress, an organization affiliated with the Popular Front movement of international communism?
    A. Philip Randolph
  17. Who was the director of the Harlem Community Arts Center, established under the WPA?
    Augusta Savage
  18. Harmon Foundation
    What artist won the Harmon Foundation competition's gold medal for Negro artists?
    William Johnson
  19. Who played "Mammy" in Gone with the Wind and was the first black actor, in 1939, to win an Oscar, and the only one to do so until Sidney Poitier in 1964?
    Hattie McDaniel
  20. What two actors most openly opposed the treatment of blacks by the Hollywood film industry in this era?
    Lena Horne and Paul Robeson
  21. What African American singer, who returned to the U.S. in 1935, was acclaimed the greatest living contralto?
    Marian Anderson
  22. Who helped change the image of the black female singer from rough entertainer to refined artist?
    Billie Holiday

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