Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil by V. P. Franklin, Bettye Collier-Thomas

By V. P. Franklin, Bettye Collier-Thomas

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Women have been on the leading edge of the civil rights fight, yet their indvidiual tales have been not often heard. only in the near past have historians started to acknowledge the primary position ladies performed within the conflict for racial equality.

In Sisters within the Struggle, we listen concerning the unsung heroes of the civil rights routine similar to Ella Baker, who helped discovered the scholar Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, Fannie Lou Hamer, a sharecropper who took on segregation within the Democratic get together (and won), and Septima Clark, who created a community of "Citizenship Schools" to coach negative Black women and men to learn and write and aid them to sign in to vote. We study of Black women's activism within the Black Panther get together the place they fought the police, in addition to the entrenched male management, and the Southern Christian management convention, the place the behind-the-scenes paintings of ladies stored the association afloat while it was once less than siege. it is usually first-person testimonials from the ladies who made headlines with their brave resistance to segregation—Rosa Parks, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and Dorothy Height.

This assortment represents the arriving of age of African-American women's background and offers new tales that time find out how to destiny study.

Contributors: Bettye Collier-Thomas, Vicki Crawford, Cynthia Griggs Fleming, V. P. Franklin, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Duchess Harris, Sharon Harley, Dorothy I. top, Chana Kai Lee, Tracye Matthews, Genna Rae McNeil, Rosa Parks, Barbara Ransby, Jacqueline A. Rouse, Elaine Moore Smith, and Linda Faye Williams.

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Thus in death and for eternity, as in life, the white man would see the Negro segregated. The rankest injustice is meted out to the Negro when he has helped in every way the development of the country, and yet finds that he is not permitted to share fully and freely in that development. The principle of justice is fundamental and must be exercised if the peoples of this country are to rise to the highest and best, for there can be neither freedom, peace, true democracy, or real development without justice.

Parker, Alpha Kappa Alpha, 77–92. 29. “The National Non-Partisan Council on Public Affairs,” Alpha Kappa Alpha, Ivy Leaf 18 (March 1940): 5; see “The IVY LEAF” 1921–1998, University Publications of America, Research Collections, Bethesda, Maryland, 1999. 30. , Parker, Alpha Kappa Alpha, 93. 31. , 94–95. See also New York Age, December 14, 1940. 32. New York Age, December 14, 1940. 33. Parker, Alpha Kappa Alpha, 95–96; Washington Afro-American, April 19, May 17, and June 7, 1941. 34. Chicago Defender, July 25, 1942.

26. , July 16, 31, 1949. 27. Marjorie H. , Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing, 1993), 23–25. 28. , Parker, Alpha Kappa Alpha, 77–92. 29. “The National Non-Partisan Council on Public Affairs,” Alpha Kappa Alpha, Ivy Leaf 18 (March 1940): 5; see “The IVY LEAF” 1921–1998, University Publications of America, Research Collections, Bethesda, Maryland, 1999. 30. , Parker, Alpha Kappa Alpha, 93. 31. , 94–95. See also New York Age, December 14, 1940. 32.

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