Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941-1965

Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941-1965

by Vicki L. Crawford
     
 

"[Women in the Civil Rights Movement] helps break the gender line that restricted women in civil rights history to background and backstage roles, and places them in front, behind, and in the middle of the Southern movement that re-made America.... It is an invaluable resource which helps set history straight." —Julian Bond

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"[Women in the Civil Rights Movement] helps break the gender line that restricted women in civil rights history to background and backstage roles, and places them in front, behind, and in the middle of the Southern movement that re-made America.... It is an invaluable resource which helps set history straight." —Julian Bond

"... remains one of the best single sources currently available on the unique contributions of Black women in the desegregation movement." —Manning Marable

Rewrites the history of the civil rights movement, recognizing the contributions of Black women.

Indiana University Press

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The scholarly essays in this volume indicate ``that women had a multiplicity of roles in the civil rights movement and that not all experienced it in the same way.'' Articles range from surveys of black women's roles to those examining the struggles of specific groups of women during events such as the Montgomery bus boycott. Several papers highlight individual achievements, e.g., Fannie Lou Hamer or Septima P. Clark. Many works on the history of the Civil Rights movement have appeared recently, including Taylor Branch's Pulitzer Prize-winning Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63 (LJ 1/89) and Robert Weisbrot's Freedom Bound: A History of America's Civil Rights Movement (Norton, 1990). However, the papers here represent the first scholarly study focused on black women . This important work belongs in all academic and large public libraries. --Cindy Faries, Pennsylvania State Univ. Lib., University Park
Booknews
The 16th volume in a series published by Carlson Publishing Inc., PO Box 023350, Brooklyn, NY 11202-0067. Seventeen papers presented at the conference on [title] held in Atlanta, Georgia, October 1988 focus on contributions of African-American women during the civil rights movement as activists, journalists, students, entertainers, and attorneys. The studies bring forth important, yet little known, individual and collective efforts that demonstrate the extent of women's leadership in the movement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780926019225
Publisher:
Carlson Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Series:
Black Women in United States History Ser., #16
Pages:
336

Meet the Author

VICKI L. CRAWFORD is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Morehouse College. JACQUELINE ANNE ROUSE, Associate Professor at Morehouse College and Assistant Editor of the Journal of Negro History, is the author of Lugenia Burns Hope: Black Southern Reformer. BARBARA WOODS is Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Hampton University.

Indiana University Press

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