Women civil rights leaders

by Sharp, Anne Wallace,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction E185.61.S526 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  E185.61.S526 2013
 
 
Summary
African American women have always placed great importance on helping others within their community. They have long formed the backbones of their families, church congregations, and communities. Black women have also played significant roles in the fight for racial equality. This book examines the roles of African American women in the struggle for racial equality and the reasons why these women were often undervalued by their male counterparts and largely ignored by historians until rather recently. Full chapters are devoted to describing the life and leadership of Ida Wells, Dorothy Height, Septima Clark, Rosa Parks, Jo Ann Robinson, Daisy Bates, Ella Baker, and Fannie Lou Hamer. Sidebars throughout the text highlight the contributions of other women who were influential during the Civil Rights Movement.
Contents
Introduction: unsung heroines
Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching
Dorothy Height and the National Council of Negro Women
Septima Clark and the citizenship schools
The women of the Montgomery bus boycott
Daisy Bates and school desegregation
Ella Baker, the spiritual leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Additional Information
Series Lucent library of Black history.
Subjects Women civil rights workers -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African American women civil rights workers -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Women civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women civil rights workers.
Civil rights movements.
Publisher Detroit :Lucent Books,2013
Language English
Description 120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-114) and index.
ISBN 9781420508802 (hardcover)
1420508806 (hardcover)
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