Following the Color Line

Ray Stannard BAKER (1870 - 1946)

Subtitled "An Account of Negro Citizenship in the American Democracy", we are presented an in-depth and essentially non-opinionated open view of race relations as they existed in the U.S. in 1908, more than 40 years following the end of the Civil War.

The book is in three parts: The Negro in the South; The Negro in the North; and the Negro in the Nation. We are presented both rural and urban points of view, struggles for survival, varying district relationships, the effect of lynching, power struggles, and political repercussions, among many other topics. - Summary by Roger Melin

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Roger Melin
00:03:36
Play 01 A Race Riot and After - part 1 Roger Melin
00:32:11
Play 02 A Race Riot and After - part 2 Roger Melin
00:35:16
Play 03 Following the Colour Line in the South: A superficial View of Conditions - part 1 Roger Melin
00:22:57
Play 04 Following the Colour Line in the South: A superficial View of Conditions - part 2 Roger Melin
00:30:32
Play 05 The Southern City Negro - part 1 Roger Melin
00:34:02
Play 06 The Southern City Negro - part 2 Roger Melin
00:27:45
Play 07 In the Black Belt: The Negro Farmer - part 1 Roger Melin
00:31:55
Play 08 In the Black Belt: The Negro Farmer - part 2 Roger Melin
00:29:33
Play 09 Race Relationships in the South - part 1 Roger Melin
00:31:14
Play 10 Race Relationships in the South - part 2 Roger Melin
00:25:17
Play 11 Following the Colour Line in the North - part 1 Roger Melin
00:29:57
Play 12 Following the Colour Line in the North - part 2 Roger Melin
00:29:11
Play 13 The Negroes’ Struggle for Survival in Northern Cities - part 1 Roger Melin
00:31:18
Play 14 The Negroes’ Struggle for Survival in Northern Cities - part 2 Roger Melin
00:21:48
Play 15 The Mulatto: The Problem of Race Mixture - part 1 Roger Melin
00:32:19
Play 16 The Mulatto: The Problem of Race Mixture - part 2 Roger Melin
00:39:26
Play 17 Lynching, South and North - part 1 Roger Melin
01:03:33
Play 18 Lynching, South and North - part 2 Roger Melin
00:57:38
Play 19 An Ostracised Race in Ferment: The Conflict of Negro Parties and Negro Leaders over Methods of Dealing with Their Own Problem - part 1 Roger Melin
00:17:11
Play 20 An Ostracised Race in Ferment: The Conflict of Negro Parties and Negro Leaders over Methods of Dealing with Their Own Problem - part 2 Roger Melin
00:32:56
Play 21 The Negro in Politics - part 1 Roger Melin
00:31:22
Play 22 The Negro in Politics - part 2 Roger Melin
00:24:32
Play 23 The Black Man’s Silent Power - part 1 Roger Melin
00:30:32
Play 24 The Black Man’s Silent Power - part 2 Roger Melin
00:23:43
Play 25 The New Southern Statesmanship - part 1 Roger Melin
00:31:27
Play 26 The New Southern Statesmanship - part 2 Roger Melin
00:31:16
Play 27 What to Do About the Negro—A Few Conclusions - part 1 Roger Melin
00:26:56
Play 28 What to Do About the Negro—A Few Conclusions - part 2 Roger Melin
00:21:14