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Title Sisters in the struggle : African American women in the civil rights-black power movement / edited by Bettye Collier-Thomas and V.P. Franklin
Published New York : New York University Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 363 pages) : illustrations
Contents "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 know ... in 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 "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
Summary Tells the stories and documents the contributions of African American women involved in the struggle for racial and gender equality through the civil rights and black power movements in the United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-341) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African American leadership -- History -- 20th century.
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography.
African American women civil rights workers -- History -- 20th century.
African American women political activists -- Biography.
African American women political activists -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Black power -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Collier-Thomas, Bettye.
Franklin, V. P. (Vincent P.), 1947-
ISBN 0585434689 (electronic bk.)
0814716024 (acid-free paper)
0814716032 (paperback; acid-free paper)
9780585434681 (electronic bk.)
9780814716021 (acid-free paper)
9780814716038 (paperback; acid-free paper)