Focusing on the NAACP's campaign for voting rights, Manfred Berg challenges the legalistic and bureaucratic image of the NAACP and reveals a resourceful, dynamic, and politically astute organization that did much to open up the electoral process to greater black participation.
Manfred Berg is Curt Englehorn Professor of American History at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
"A bold approach."
"Berg details the growth of the NAACP, its successes and failures, and the major figures who helped advance the NAACP, including W. E. B. Dubois, Thurgood Marshall, Moorfield Storey, Walter White, and Oswald Garrison Villard." Booklist
"An outstanding study of the association's efforts"
"The Ticket To Freedom is great history and simply a great story." Flavour: Black Florida Life and Style
"Great history and a great story." St. Petersburg Times
"Berg's narrative style is fluid and compelling, revealing a resourceful and dynamic organization which has done much to open up the electoral process to greater black participation." AfroAmericanHeritage.com
…a clear and thought-provoking assessment of the organization's accomplishments during its first sixty years. Louisiana History
…this important study provides a history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and particularly its campaign for the right to vote. American Studies
…an outstanding analysis of both the NAACP and the ongoing struggle for the right to vote. American Historical Review
…gracefully written and lucidly argued…It stands as an important accomplishment…and is one of the most important new books on the history of the civil rights movement to emerge in recent years. Journal of Southern History