Fannie Barrier Williams : crossing the borders of region and race / Wanda A. Hendricks.

By: Hendricks, Wanda AMaterial type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksNew Black studies: Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780252095870; 0252095871; 1306465176; 9781306465175Subject(s): Williams, Fannie Barrier | African American women political activists -- Biography | African American women social reformers -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Fannie Barrier WilliamsDDC classification: 973/.04960730092 LOC classification: E185.97.W55 | H46 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-229) and index.

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Hendricks (Univ. of South Carolina; Gender, Race, and Politics in the Midwest, CH, Jun'99, 36-5864) has written the first monograph on Fannie Barrier Williams (1855-1944), a mixed-race, African American, middle-class social reformer, educator, journalist, and administrator whose residence in the North, South, and Midwest emphasized the effects of regional, gender, and racial boundaries. Williams left behind very few personal papers (except for a brief 1904 autobiographical sketch), but Hendricks mines Williams's more than 50 published articles, speeches, and essays, teasing out information from newspapers and the collected papers of prominent people with whom she worked, putting Williams in historical context. Williams taught in Missouri and Washington, DC; integrated the Chicago Women's Club; was the first black (and woman) on the Chicago Library Board; was a founder of the NAACP, the National League of Colored Women, and its successor, the National Association of Colored Women; and was the only African American selected to eulogize Susan B. Anthony at the 1907 National American Woman Suffrage Association conference. Useful for libraries holding The New Woman of Color: The Collected Writings of Fannie Barrier Williams, 1893-1918, edited by Mary Jo Deegan (CH, Mar'03, 40-4218). Summing Up: Recommended. For graduate students and scholars of African American culture, the history of women's rights, world's fairs, social reform, and Chicago. F. J. Augustyn Jr. Library of Congress

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Wanda A. Hendricks is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina and the author of Gender, Race, and Politics in the Midwest: Black Club Women in Illinois .

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