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Women of the civil rights movement
Publication Information:
Detroit : Lucent Books, c2005.
Physical Description:
112 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Introduction : fighting for racial equality -- Women in civil rights organizations -- Protesting segregation -- Fighting for an education -- Expanding voting rights -- Women in political office -- Radicals and militants -- Creative expressions of protest.
Profiles American black women who made significant contributions to the civil rights movement and helped change the nation's history.


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Women were active in every aspect of the civil rights movement often fighting gender discrimination as well as racism. Women of the Civil Rights Movement explores the roles women took on as demonstrators, organizers, fund raisers, writers, artists, and more in the fight for equal rights.

Author Notes

Stuart A. Kallen has written more than 250 nonfiction books for children and young adults. His books have covered countless aspects of human history, culture, and science from the building of the pyramids to the music of the twenty-first century.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Kallen spotlights the unsung women who played a significant role in the Civil Rights movement. Short chapters are divided into various aspects of the struggle, including organizations, protests, education, voting rights, political office, radicals, and creative expression. Up-close black-and-white photographs and vignettes highlight key people. Much of the information can be found in other resources, but this book will serve as a good starting point for reports on the struggle for civil rights. The chapter on radicals and militants is perhaps the most interesting since it highlights how women were not always welcome to protest because of their gender.-Kelly Czarnecki, Bloomington Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 4
Introduction: Fighting for Racial Equalityp. 6
Chapter 1 Women in Civil Rights Organizationsp. 11
Chapter 2 Protesting Segregationp. 24
Chapter 3 Fighting for an Educationp. 37
Chapter 4 Expanding Voting Rightsp. 48
Chapter 5 Women in Political Officep. 59
Chapter 6 Radicals and Militantsp. 71
Chapter 7 Creative Expressions of Protestp. 84
Notesp. 95
For Further Readingp. 100
Works Consultedp. 102
Indexp. 108
Picture Creditsp. 112
About the Authorp. 112