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The Resource Lighting the fires of freedom : African American women in the Civil Rights Movement, Janet Dewart Bell

Lighting the fires of freedom : African American women in the Civil Rights Movement, Janet Dewart Bell

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Lighting the fires of freedom : African American women in the Civil Rights Movement
Title
Lighting the fires of freedom
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African American women in the Civil Rights Movement
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Janet Dewart Bell
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eng
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A groundbreaking collection based on oral histories that brilliantly plumb the leadership of African American women in the twentieth-century fight for civil rights{u2014}many nearly lost to history{u2014}from the latest winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize 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{u2019}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{u2019}s leadership during one of the most dramatic periods of American history.--Amazon.com
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non fiction
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Lighting the fires of freedom : African American women in the Civil Rights Movement, Janet Dewart Bell
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Includes index
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm91847562
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781620973356
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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Lighting the fires of freedom : African American women in the Civil Rights Movement, Janet Dewart Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm91847562
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781620973356
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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