Gore, Dayo F.

Want to Start a Revolution? : Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle - 1 - New York : NYU Press, 2009. - 1 online resource (364 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 "No Small Amount of Change Could Do": Esther Cooper Jackson and the Making of a Black Left Feminist; 2 What "the Cause" Needs Is a "Brainy and Energetic Woman": A Study of Female Charismatic Leadership in Baltimore; 3 From Communist Politics to Black Power: The Visionary Politics and Transnational Solidarities of Victoria "Vicki" Ama Garvin; 4 Shirley Graham Du Bois: Portrait of the Black Woman Artist as a Revolutionary; 5 "A Life History of Being Rebellious": The Radicalism of Rosa Parks; 6 Framing the Panther: Assata Shakur and Black Female Agency 7 Revolutionary Women, Revolutionary Education: The Black Panther Party's Oakland Community School8 Must Revolution Be a Family Affair?: Revisiting The Black Woman; 9 Retraining the Heartworks: Women in Atlanta's Black Arts Movement; 10 "Women's Liberation or . . . Black Liberation, You're Fighting the Same Enemies": Florynce Kennedy, Black Power, and Feminism; 11 To Make That Someday Come: Shirley Chisholm's Radical Politics of Possibility; 12 Denise Oliver and the Young Lords Party: Stretching the Political Boundaries of Struggle 13 Grassroots Leadership and Afro-Asian Solidarities: Yuri Kochiyama's Humanizing Radicalism14 "We Do Whatever Becomes Necessary": Johnnie Tillmon, Welfare Rights, and Black Power; About the Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

The story of the black freedom struggle in America has been overwhelmingly male-centric, starring leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Huey Newton. With few exceptions, black women have been perceived as supporting actresses; as behind-the-scenes or peripheral activists, or rank and file party members. But what about Vicki Garvin, a Brooklyn-born activist who became a leader of the National Negro Labor Council and guide to Malcolm X on his travels through Africa? What about Shirley Chisholm, the first black Congresswoman?. From Rosa Parks and Esther Cooper Jackson, to Shirley Graham DuBois and Assata Shakur, a host of women demonstrated a lifelong commitment to radical change, embracing multiple roles to sustain the movement, founding numerous groups and mentoring younger activists. Helping to create the groundwork and continuity for the movement by operating as local organizers, international mobilizers, and charismatic leaders, the stories of the women profiled in Want to Start a Revolution? help shatter the pervasive and imbalanced image of women on the sidelines of the black freedom struggle. Contributors: Margo Natalie Crawford, Prudence Cumberbatch, Johanna Fernández, Diane C. Fujino, Dayo F. Gore, Joshua Guild, Gerald Horne, Ericka Huggins, Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Joy James, Erik McDuffie, Premilla Nadasen, Sherie M. Randolph, James Smethurst, Margaret Stevens, and Jeanne Theoharis.

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African American radicals -- History -- 20th century.
African American women civil rights workers -- History -- 20th century.
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.
Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Women radicals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.


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