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Sisters in the struggle : African American women in the civil rights-black power movement
Collier-Thomas, Bettye.
Publication Information:
New York : New York University Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
xii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Closed doors": Mary McLeod Bethune on civil rights / Mary McLeod Bethune -- For the race in general and Black women in particular: the civil rights activities of African American women's organizations, 1915-50 / V.P. Franklin and Bettye Collier-Thomas -- Behind-the-scenes view of a behind-the-scenes organizer: the roots of Ella Baker's political passions / Barbara Ransby -- "Tired of giving in": the launching of the Montgomery bus boycott / Rosa Parks -- "Heirs to a legacy of struggle": Charlayne Hunter integrates the University of Georgia / Charlayne Hunter Gault -- "We wanted the voice of a woman to be heard": Black women and the 1963 march on Washington / Dorothy I. Height -- "We seek to order to speak the truth": nurturing the seeds of discontent--Septima P. Clark and participatory leadership / Jacqueline A. Rouse -- African American women in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party / Vicki Crawford -- Anger, memory, and personal power: Fannie Lou Hamer and civil rights leadership / Chana Kai Lee -- "Chronicle of a death foretold": Gloria Richardson, the Cambridge movement, and the radical Black activist tradition / Sharon Harley -- Black women and Black power: the case of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee / Cynthia Griggs Fleming -- "Ironies of the Saint": Malcolm X, Black women, and the price of protection / Farah Jasmine Griffin -- "No one ever asks what a man's role in the revolution is": gender politics and leadership in the Black Panther Party, 1966-71 / Tracye A. Matthews -- "Joanne is you and Joanne is me": a consideration of African American women and the the "Free Joan Little" movement, 1974-75 / Genna Rae McNeil -- From the Kennedy Commission to the Combahee Collective: Black feminist organizing, 1960-80 / Duchess Harris -- The civil rights-Black power legacy: Black women elected officials at the local, state, and national levels / Linda Faye Williams.

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