Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement

By Bettye Collier-Thomas; V. P. Franklin | Go to book overview
Contents
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: In the Whip of the Whirlwind1
PART I: Laying the Groundwork: African American Women and Civil Rights Before 19509
1“Closed Doors”: Mary McLeod Bethune on Civil Rights Introduction by Elaine M. Smith Mary McLeod Bethune11
2For the Race in General and Black Women in Particular: The Civil Rights Activities of African American Women's Organizations, 1915–50 V. P. Franklin and Bettye Collier-Thomas21
3Behind-the-Scenes View of a Behind-the-Scenes Organizer: The Roots of Ella Baker's Political Passions Barbara Ransby42
PART II: Personal Narratives59
4“Tired of Giving In”: The Launching of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks61
5“Heirs to a Legacy of Struggle”: Charlayne Hunter Integrates the University of Georgia Charlayne Hunter Gault75
6“We Wanted the Voice of a Woman to Be Heard”: Black Women and the 1963 March on Washington Dorothy I. Height83

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