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Freedom's daughters : the unsung heroines of the civil rights movement from 1830 to 1970

Author: Lynne Olson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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Provides portraits and cameos of over sixty women who were influential in the Civil Rights Movement, and argues that the political activity of women has been the driving force in major reform movements throughout history. Women profiled include Pauli Murray, Ida B. Wells, Lilian Smith, Mary McLeod Bethune, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary Church Terrell, Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Casey Hayden, Diane Nash, Jessie Divens,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Olson, Lynne.
Freedom's daughters.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002
(OCoLC)894797532
Named Person: Börngen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Olson
ISBN: 0684850133 9780684850139 9780684850122 0684850125
OCLC Number: 48887230
Notes: Originally published: New York : Scribner, ©2001.
"A Touchstone book."
Awards: Winner of Christopher Awards (Books for Adults) 2002
Description: 460 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: "Far more terrible for women" --
"She has shaken this country" --
"Getting them comfortable with rebellion" --
Lighting the fuse --
"There had to be a stopping place" --
"Our leaders is just we ourself" --
"She kept daring us to go further" --
"The most daring of our leaders" --
"Being White does not answer your problems" --
"She never listened to a word" --
"We are not going to take this anymore" --
"The cobwebs are moving from my brain" --
"I had never heard that voice before" --
"Black and White together" --
"A woman's war" --
"We assumed we were equal" --
"We can't deal with her" --
Standing in the minefield --
"We didn't come all this way for no two seats" --
"This inevitable, horrible Greek tragedy" --
The "woman question" --
"We were asked to deny a part of ourselves" --
"We got to keep moving."
Responsibility: Lynne Olson.

Abstract:

Provides portraits and cameos of over sixty women who were influential in the Civil Rights Movement, and argues that the political activity of women has been the driving force in major reform movements throughout history. Women profiled include Pauli Murray, Ida B. Wells, Lilian Smith, Mary McLeod Bethune, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary Church Terrell, Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Casey Hayden, Diane Nash, Jessie Divens, Septima Clark, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bertha Gober, Penny Patch, Laura McGhee, Gloria Richardson, Heather Tobis, Fannie Lou Hamer, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Ruby Doris Smith Robinson.

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