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Author Olson, Lynne.

Title Freedom's daughters : the unsung heroines of the civil rights movement from 1830 to 1970 / Lynne Olson.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  E185 .O43 2002    Available  ---
Edition 1st Touchstone ed.
Description 460 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Note Originally published: New York : Scribner, c2001.
"A Touchstone book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-439) and index.
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" -- "Woman Question" -- "We Were Asked to Deny a Part of Ourselves" -- "We Got to Keep Moving".
Summary 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 counter sit-ins to the Freedom Rides, [the author] tells the long-overlooked story of the extraordinary women who were among the most fearless, resourceful, and tenacious leaders of the civil rights movement. [This book] includes portraits of more than sixty women - many until now forgotten and some never before written about - from the key figures (Ida B. Wells, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ella Baker, and Septima Clark, among others) to some of the smaller players who represent the hundreds of women who each came forth to do her own small part and who together ultimately formed the mass movements that made the difference. Freedom's Daughters puts a human face on the civil rights struggle - and shows that that face was often female. -Back cover.
Subject African American women civil rights workers -- Southern States -- History.
African American women civil rights workers -- Southern States -- Biography.
Women civil rights workers -- Southern States -- History.
Women civil rights workers -- Southern States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0684850133 (pbk.)