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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Many chronicles of the Civil Rights Movements seem to depict the activities of men such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Kwame Toure (Stokely Carmichael), Bobby Seale, and other important persons. Though they merit the attention they receive, it is quite apparent that the central role of women has been omitted. Sexism among historians and those involved in the movement have concealed their centrality. This work attempts to address that situation by recounting the importance of women such as Ella Baker, Mary Fair Burks, Septima Clark, Doris Derby, Famnie [Fannie] Lou Hamer, Zilphia Horton, Dr. Lillian Johnson, Denise Nicholas, Rosa Parks, Gloria Richardson, Bernice Robinson, Jo Ann Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Modjeska Simkins, plus the Woman’s Division of the Christian Service of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church and the Boston YWCA.
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