Women civil rights leaders
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
ContentsIntroduction: 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.
|Series||Lucent library of Black history.|
Women civil rights workers
-- United States
-- 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
120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-114) and index.