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Women civil rights leaders

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Women civil rights leaders

Sharp, Anne Wallace.

Detroit : Lucent Books, [2013]

120 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

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Examines the lives and history surrounding the women leaders of the Civil Rights movement, including Ida B. Wells, Dorothy Height, Septima Clark, and more.

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Table of Contents

  • Forewordp. 4
  • Introduction: Unsung Heroinesp. 6
  • Chapter 1Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynchingp. 12
  • Chapter 2Dorothy Height and the National Council of Negro Womenp. 26
  • Chapter 3Septima Clark and the Citizenship Schoolsp. 40
  • Chapter 4The Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycottp. 53
  • Chapter 5Daisy Bates and School Desegregationp. 67
  • Chapter 6Ella Baker, the Spiritual Leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committeep. 80
  • Chapter 7Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Partyp. 94
  • Notesp. 108
  • For More Informationp. 113
  • Indexp. 115
  • Picture Creditsp. 119
  • About the Authorp. 120