Lighting the fires of freedom : African American women in the civil rights movement /

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Author / Creator:Bell, Janet Dewart, author.
Imprint:New York : The New Press, [2018]
Description:1 online resource (225 pages) : illustrations
Subject:African American women civil rights workers -- History -- 20th century -- Biography.
African American women -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States.
Civil rights workers.
African Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Civil rights movements.
African American women -- Civil rights.
African American women civil rights workers.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights workers.
United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Varying Form of Title:African American women in the civil rights movement
Notes:Includes index.
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Summary:During the Civil Rights Movement, African American women were generally not in the headlines; they simply did the work that needed to be done. Yet despite their significant contributions at all levels of the movement, they remain mostly invisible to the larger public. Beyond Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, and Dorothy Height, most Americans, black and white alike, would be hard-pressed to name other leaders at the community, local, and national levels. In Lighting the Fires of Freedom Janet Dewart Bell shines a light on women's all-too-often overlooked achievements in the Movement. Through wide-ranging conversations with nine women, several now in their nineties with decades of untold stories, we hear what ignited and fueled their activism, as Bell vividly captures their inspiring voices. Lighting the Fires of Freedom offers these deeply personal and intimate accounts of extraordinary struggles for justice that resulted in profound social change, stories that remain important and relevant today. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Lighting the Fires of Freedom is a vital document for understanding the Civil Rights Movement and an enduring testament to the vitality of women's leadership during one of the most dramatic periods of American history.
Other form:Print version: Bell, Janet Dewart. Lighting the fires of freedom. New York : The New Press, [2018] 9781620973356