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Sisters in the struggle : African American women in the civil rights-black power movement / edited by Bettye Collier-Thomas and V.P. Franklin.

Contributor(s): Collier-Thomas, Bettye | Franklin, V. P. (Vincent P.), 1947-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : New York University Press, c2001Description: xii, 363 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0814716024 (acid-free paper); 9780814716021 (acid-free paper); 0814716032 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780814716038 (pbk. : acid-free paper).Subject(s): African American women civil rights workers -- History -- 20th century | African American women civil rights workers -- Biography | African American women political activists -- History -- 20th century | African American women political activists -- Biography | African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century | Black power -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | African American leadership -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Race relationsDDC classification: 323.1/196073/0922 Other classification: 71.38 | MG 70968
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-341) and index.

"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.

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.

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These 1997 conference papers offer several outstanding contributions toward a keener comprehension of the role of African American women in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Autobiographical and biographical material is joined with sociopolitical analyses that focus on collective experience. Essays include a brief but powerful recollection of the American racial scene by the notable Mary McLeod Bethune; a penetrating overview of African American women's organizations, 1915-1950; recollections of Rosa Parks, Charlayne Hunter Gault, and Dorothy I. Height; Septima Clark's central role in the citizenship schools that furthered voter registration; the role of black women in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; a superb discussion of Fannie Lou Hamer; and a chapter on Gloria Richardson that opens the way for further study of this militant leader. Several of the essays reveal that sexism was widely prevalent, but the book highlights the reality that a number of black women acted out indispensable leadership roles in the struggle. A major, seminal work in the study of African American women's history that enriches the scholarship of the American freedom struggle. Highly recommended for all collections. H. Shapiro emeritus, University of Cincinnati

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