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Women in the American Civil Rights Movement

Women activists and the role of women in the American civil rights movement -- how women helped fight for racial justice in the American civil rights movement, and how the civil rights movement affected the role of women in America.
  1. Civil Rights Movement
  2. Charlayne Hunter-Gault
  3. Rosa Parks

African American Women - 1950s-1990s

Women and the Civil Rights Movement
A gallery of pictures of women in the civil rights movement.

Daisy Bates
Daisy Bates, a newspaper publisher with her husband, was a key figure in integrating Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm, elected to 7 terms in Congress from New York, worked for women's and minority rights, and in 1972, ran for President.

Angela Davis
Her support for revolutionary black activist George Jackson led to her arrest as a conspirator in the abortive attempt to free Jackson from a Marin County, California, courtroom. Biography and links to other Net resources including articles by Davis and interviews with Davis.

Fannie Lou Hamer
Fannie Lou Hamer - a biography of the civil rights movement pioneer from Mississippi.

Fannie Lou Hamer Facts
A profile of Fannie Lou Hamer, key figure in the American civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Fannie Lou Hamer Quotes
A collection of quotations from civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer.

Anna Arnold Hedgeman
Anna Arnold Hedgeman was an important activist for civil rights, education, feminism and other important causes. Read about Anna Arnold Hedgeman, who was there for pivotal moments of 1960s U.S. history, including the founding of NOW and the March on Washington.

Dorothy Height
Dorothy Height worked for civil rights, and was head for many years of the NCNW, the National Council of Negro Women.

Dorothy Height Quotes
Quotes by Dorothy Height - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.

Coretta Scott King Quotes
Quotes by Coretta Scott King, civil rights leader and wife of Martin Luther King, jr.

American Women Who Shaped the Civil Rights Movement
The entry page includes an extensive essay about women and the civil rights movement and the bibliography should be useful to researchers, too. A middle school curriculum unit exploring literature of Eloise Greenfield.

Black Women's Liberation
In 1970, radical activists Maxine Williams and Pamela Newman explain why black women need women's liberation.

Mary Frances Berry: Race Relations
Charlayne Hunter-Gault interviews Dr. Mary Frances Berry, October 10, 1996, on issues of the burnings of black churches and the larger racial problem in the U.S.

Open Wide the Freedom Gates
Dorothy Height has been the head of the National Council of Negro Women for 41 years, and has worked for racial justice for more than 60 years. Gwen Ifill nterviewed her in a segment of the PBS Online NewsHour that aired on July 17, 2003 -- here's the transcript, or you can listen to audio or view the video segment on your own computer.

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