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Women in the Civil Rights Movement : Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941a 1965 - Vicki L. Crawford

Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941a 1965

By: Vicki L. Crawford (Editor), Jacqueline Anne Rouse (Editor), Barbara Woods (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1993
ISBN: 9780253208323
Number Of Pages: 320

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" Women in the Civil Rights Movement] helps break the gender line that restricted women in civil rights history to background and backstage roles, and places them in front, behind, and in the middle of the Southern movement that re-made America.... It is an invaluable resource which helps set history straight." -- Julian Bond

..". remains one of the best single sources currently available on the unique contributions of Black women in the desegregation movement." -- Manning Marable

Rewrites the history of the civil rights movement, recognizing the contributions of Black women.

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"[Women in the Civil Rights Movement] helps break the gender line that restricted women in civil rights history to background and backstage roles... It is an invaluable resource which helps set history straight." Julian Bond " ... the volume remains one of the best single sources currently available on the unique contributions of Black women in the desegregation movement." Manning Marable

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Editors' Introduction
Men Led, but Women Organized: Movement Participation of Women in the Mississippi Deltap. 1
Beyond the Human Self: Grassroots Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movementp. 13
Is This America? Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Partyp. 27
Civil Rights Women: A Source for Doing Womanist Theologyp. 39
Ella Baker and the Origins of "Participatory Democracy"p. 51
Trailblazers: Women in the Montgomery Bus Boycottp. 71
Septima P. Clark and the Struggle for Human Rightsp. 85
Modjeska Simkins and the South Carolina Conference of the NAACP, 1939-1957p. 99
Gloria Richardson and the Cambridge Movementp. 121
The Women of Highlanderp. 145
The South Carolina Sea Island Citizenship Schools, 1957-1961p. 169
The Role of Black Women in the Civil Rights Movementp. 183
Women as Culture Carriers in the Civil Rights Movement: Fannie Lou Hamerp. 203
Behind the Scenes: Doris Derby, Denise Nicholas and the Free Southern Theaterp. 219
A Reluctant but Persistent Warrior: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Early Civil Rights Movementp. 233
Methodist Women Integrate Schools and Housing, 1952-1959p. 251
"And the Pressure Never Let Up": Black Women, White Women, and the Boston YWCA, 1918-1948p. 259
The Contributorsp. 271
Indexp. 277
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780253208323
ISBN-10: 0253208327
Series: Blacks in the Diaspora
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 22nd October 1993
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.43

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