A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women : African American Muslim Women in the Movement for Black Self Determination, 1950-1975
By: Jeffries, Bayyinah S.Material type: TextPublisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2014Description: 1 online resource (201 p.).ISBN: 9780739176542.Subject(s): African American women -- United States -- Social conditions | Black Muslims -- Social conditions | Muslim women -- United States -- Social conditions | Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.) -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women : African American Muslim Women in the Movement for Black Self Determination, 1950–1975DDC classification: 320.558 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Upon the Education of Its People Rests the Fate of a Nation; 2 African American Muslim Women in the Nation of Islam Movement; 3 "Raising Her Voice"; 4 African American Activism; 5 Crossing Borders; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author
A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women: African American Muslim Women in the Nation of Islam, 1950-1975 challenges traditional interpretations of African American women who joined the Original Nation of Islam during the Civil Right-Black Power era. Using a wealth of academic research and firsthand accounts, Jeffries thoroughly debunks the popular opinion that women were not influential in the Nation of Islam, revealing instead that they were heralded in the movement. Women provided a clear, and often sought after voice in the advancement of not only the Nation, but the rise of Black pride and self-awareness during one of the most important periods of Black history in the United States.