Herbert Hoover and Racial Politics: The DePriest Incident

@article{Day1980HerbertHA,
  title={Herbert Hoover and Racial Politics: The DePriest Incident},
  author={David S. Day},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  year={1980},
  volume={65},
  pages={6 - 17}
}
  • David S. Day
  • Published 1 January 1980
  • History
  • The Journal of Negro History
Contemporary analysts considered the "DePriest Incident," in June of 1929, "a delicate predicament" and a serious, but manageable, political problem for the Hoover administration.' In later historical assessments, it became the "DePriest Tea Incident" and was characterized as a political disaster. The picture which emerges from these later studies is of an administration which tried to revolutionize white Southern political allegiances, but because of the strategic failures such as the Southern… 
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