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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
Title remainder
African American women in the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Janet Dewart Bell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Through wide-ranging conversations with nine African American women-- several now in their nineties-- Bell has created an oral history that shines a light on their significant contributions in the twentieth-century fight for civil rights. An enduring testament to the vitality of women's all-too-often overlooked achievements while doing the work that needed to be done. -- adapted from jacket
  • "During the Civil Rights Movement, African American women did not stand on ceremony; 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 and Coretta Scott King, most Americans would be hard-pressed to name other leaders at the community, local, and national levels. In [this book] 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. [This book] offers these deeply personal and intimate accounts of extraordinary struggles for justice that resulted in profound social change, stories that are vital and relevant today. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, [this book] is a crucial 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."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Janet Dewart
Dewey number
323.1196/0730082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.B375 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African American women
  • Civil rights movements
  • United States
  • Civil rights workers
  • HISTORY / African American
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Women in Politics
  • African American women
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • United States
Label
Lighting the fires of freedom : African American women in the civil rights movement, Janet Dewart Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leah Chase -- Dr. June Jackson Christmas -- Aileen Hernandez -- Diane Nash -- Judy Richardson -- Kathleen Cleaver -- Gay McDougall -- Gloria Richardson -- Myrlie Evers
Control code
1004577976
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781620973356
Lccn
2017051225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028196785
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1004577976
Label
Lighting the fires of freedom : African American women in the civil rights movement, Janet Dewart Bell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leah Chase -- Dr. June Jackson Christmas -- Aileen Hernandez -- Diane Nash -- Judy Richardson -- Kathleen Cleaver -- Gay McDougall -- Gloria Richardson -- Myrlie Evers
Control code
1004577976
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781620973356
Lccn
2017051225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028196785
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1004577976

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