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The Resource Keep on fighting : the life and civil rights legacy of Marian A. Spencer, Dorothy H. Christenson ; introduction by Mary E. Frederickson

Keep on fighting : the life and civil rights legacy of Marian A. Spencer, Dorothy H. Christenson ; introduction by Mary E. Frederickson

Label
Keep on fighting : the life and civil rights legacy of Marian A. Spencer
Title
Keep on fighting
Title remainder
the life and civil rights legacy of Marian A. Spencer
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy H. Christenson ; introduction by Mary E. Frederickson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marian Alexander Spencer was born in 1920 in the Ohio River town of Gallipolis, Ohio, one year after the "Red Summer" of 1919 that saw an upsurge in race riots and lynchings. Following the example of her grandfather, an ex-slave and community leader, Marian joined the NAACP at thirteen and grew up to achieve not only a number of civic leadership firsts in her adopted home city of Cincinnati, but a legacy of lasting civil rights victories. Of these, the best known is the desegregation of Cincinnati's Coney Island amusement park. She also fought to desegregate Cincinnati schools and to stop the introduction of observers in black voting precincts in Ohio. Her campaign to raise awareness of industrial toxic-waste practices in minority neighborhoods was later adapted into national Superfund legislation. In 2012, Marian's friend and colleague Dot Christenson sat down with her to record her memories. The resulting biography not only gives us the life story of remarkable leader but encapsulates many of the twentieth century's greatest struggles and advances. Spencer's story will prove inspirational and instructive to citizens and students alike
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christenson, Dorothy H.
Dewey number
323.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F499.C553
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spencer, Marian A.
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Spencer, Marian A.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Race relations
  • Women civil rights workers
  • Ohio
Label
Keep on fighting : the life and civil rights legacy of Marian A. Spencer, Dorothy H. Christenson ; introduction by Mary E. Frederickson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-165) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I.A remarkable family in twentieth-century Gallipolis, Ohio -- The Alexander family -- Education and voting -- School days -- Part II. Becoming a citizen activist -- Cincinnati, another world -- The University of Cincinnati -- A lifetime partner -- Marriage, family, and the YWCA -- Homeownership, new part-time job -- Woman's city club and fellowship house -- Part III. Family life -- New career -- Family values and celebrations -- Family travels; at home and abroad -- Fox Lake -- Personal journeys -- Part IV. Desegregation suits and continuing battles -- Coney Island -- School segregation -- Cincinnati City Council -- Fair housing -- Reproductive rights -- Voting rights -- National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Control code
915059575
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 172 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821445334
Lccn
2015013623
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2120536
  • 22573/ctt1rbwn97
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)915059575
Label
Keep on fighting : the life and civil rights legacy of Marian A. Spencer, Dorothy H. Christenson ; introduction by Mary E. Frederickson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-165) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I.A remarkable family in twentieth-century Gallipolis, Ohio -- The Alexander family -- Education and voting -- School days -- Part II. Becoming a citizen activist -- Cincinnati, another world -- The University of Cincinnati -- A lifetime partner -- Marriage, family, and the YWCA -- Homeownership, new part-time job -- Woman's city club and fellowship house -- Part III. Family life -- New career -- Family values and celebrations -- Family travels; at home and abroad -- Fox Lake -- Personal journeys -- Part IV. Desegregation suits and continuing battles -- Coney Island -- School segregation -- Cincinnati City Council -- Fair housing -- Reproductive rights -- Voting rights -- National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Control code
915059575
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 172 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821445334
Lccn
2015013623
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2120536
  • 22573/ctt1rbwn97
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)915059575

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