Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970by Lynne Olson
THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF THE VITAL ROLE
WOMEN BOTH BLACK AND WHITE PLAYED
IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
In this groundbreaking and absorbing book, credit finally goes where credit is due to the bold women who were crucial to the success of the civil rights movement. From the Montgomery bus boycott to the lunch/b>
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Excellent....a must read for all women of every class and race! Very historical and empowering......
I am Gloria Richardson one of the black women mentioned in your book.It was exciting to read of the day to day details of women I knew and admired while I had at the same time been similarly involved.However,a few corrections. Organizing and demonstrations in the Cambridge movement began in January '62 through June'65; I did not work in a garment factory...just applied... and finally it was Roy Ennis on a radio show in New York City that made the castration accusation to me not at a Cambridge rally.After all Cambridge Black men were the ones that defended the perimeter of our community and guaranteed that if those of us in the forefront were harmed there would be equal retribution.
The impressive thing about this book is truly its accuracy. No revisionist history here. All facets of women's experiences in the civil rights movement are examined, especially including the personal price they were willing to pay for their activism. This is a beautiful story of what women together can accomplish.