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Women in the Civil Rights Movement : Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941-1965

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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 MarableRewrites the history of the civil rights movement, recognizing the contributions of Black women.show more

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  • Book | 320 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 22mm | 521.63g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 20 b&w photos
  • 0253208327
  • 9780253208323
  • 884,514

About Vicki L. Crawford

VICKI L. CRAWFORD is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Morehouse College. JACQUELINE ANNE ROUSE, Associate Professor at Morehouse College and Assistant Editor of the Journal of Negro History, is the author of Lugenia Burns Hope: Black Southern Reformer. BARBARA WOODS is Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Hampton University.show more

Table of contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSACKNOWLEDGMENTSEDITORS' INTRODUCTION1. Men Led, but Women Organized: Movement Participation of Women in the Mississippi Delta, by Charles Payne2. Beyond the Human Self: Grassroots Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, by Vicki Crawford3. Is This Amer? Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, by Mamie E. Locke4. Civil Rights Women: A Source for Doing Womanist Theology, by Jacquelyn Grant5. Ella Baker and the Origins of Participatory Democracy, by Carol Mueller6. Trailblazers: Women in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, by Mary Fair Burks7. Septima P. Clark and the Struggle for Human Rights, by Grace Jordan McFadden8. Modjeska Simkins and the South Carolina Conference of the NAACP, 1939-1957, by Barbara A. Woods9. Gloria Richardson and the Cambridge Movement, by Annette K. Brock10. The Women of Highlander, by Donna Langston11. The South Carolina Sea Island Citizenship Schools, 1957-1961, by Sandra B. Oledendorf12. The Role of Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement, by Anne Standley13. Women as Culture Carriers in the Civil Rights Movement: Fannie Lou Hamer, by Bernice Johnson Reagon14. Behind the Scenes: Doris Derby, Denise Nicholas and the Free Southern Theater, by Clarissa Myrick-Harris15. A Reluctant by Persistent Warrior: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Early Civil Rights Movement, by Allida M. Black16. Methodist Women Integrate Schools and Housing, 1952-1959, by Alice G. Knotts17. And the Pressure Never Let Up: Black Women, White Women, and the Boston YWCA, 1918-1948, by Sharlene Voogd CochraneThe ContributorsIndexshow more

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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 Marableshow more

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