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Want to start a revolution? : radical women in the Black freedom struggle

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E185.615.W328 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  E185.615.W328 2009
 
 
Summary

Uncovers the often overlooked stories of the women who shaped the black freedom struggle

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.

Additional Information
Subjects African American women civil rights workers -- History -- 20th century.
African American women political activists -- History -- 20th century.
Women radicals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African American radicals -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Black power -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher New York :New York University Press,2009
Contributors Gore, Dayo F.
Theoharis, Jeanne.
Woodard, Komozi.
Language English
Description ix, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780814783139 (cl : alk. paper)
0814783139 (cl : alk. paper)
9780814783146 (pb : alk. paper)
0814783147 (pb : alk. paper)
9780814732304
0814732305
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