ELLA BAKER AND THE BLACK FREEDOM MOVEMENT A RADICAL DEMOCRATIC VISION GENDER AND AMERICAN CULTURE

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Ella Baker And The Black Freedom Movement

Author : Barbara Ransby
ISBN : 0807856169
Genre : Political Science
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A portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century introduces readers to the fiery woman who inspired generations of activists.
Category: Political Science

Ella Baker And The Black Freedom Movement

Author : Barbara Ransby
ISBN : 9780807827789
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A stirring new portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century introduces readers to the fiery woman who inspired generations of activists. (Social Science)
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ella Baker And The Black Freedom Movement

Author : Barbara Ransby
ISBN : 0807862703
Genre : Political Science
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One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives. A gifted grassroots organizer, Baker shunned the spotlight in favor of vital behind-the-scenes work that helped power the black freedom struggle. She was a national officer and key figure in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and a prime mover in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Baker made a place for herself in predominantly male political circles that included W. E. B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King Jr., all the while maintaining relationships with a vibrant group of women, students, and activists both black and white. In this deeply researched biography, Barbara Ransby chronicles Baker's long and rich political career as an organizer, an intellectual, and a teacher, from her early experiences in depression-era Harlem to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Ransby shows Baker to be a complex figure whose radical, democratic worldview, commitment to empowering the black poor, and emphasis on group-centered, grassroots leadership set her apart from most of her political contemporaries. Beyond documenting an extraordinary life, the book paints a vivid picture of the African American fight for justice and its intersections with other progressive struggles worldwide across the twentieth century.
Category: Political Science

Ella Baker

Author : Shyrlee Dallard
ISBN : UOM:39015025292270
Genre : Political Science
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Examines the life of the civil rights worker who organized for freedom and was a key figure in the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Category: Political Science

Up South

Author : Matthew J. Countryman
ISBN : 0812220021
Genre : History
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Up South documents the efforts of Philadelphia's Black Power activists to construct a vital and effective social movement combining analyses of racism with a program of grassroots community organizing in the context of the failure of civil rights liberalism to deliver on its promise of racial equality.
Category: History

Freedom Cannot Rest

Author : Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon
ISBN : 1931798710
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the equality activist who advised the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which influenced the sit-in movement of the early 1960s.
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We Too Are Americans

Author : Megan Taylor Shockley
ISBN : 0252028635
Genre : History
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During World War II, factories across America retooled for wartime production, and unprecedented labor opportunities opened up for women and minorities. In "We, Too, Are Americans," Megan Taylor Shockley examines the experiences of the African American women who worked in two capitals of industry - Detroit, Michigan, and Richmond, Virginia - during the war and the decade that followed it, making a compelling case for viewing World War II as the crucible of the civil rights movement. As demands on them intensified, the women working to provide American troops with clothing, medical supplies, and support services became increasingly aware of their key role in the war effort. Middle-class African Americans worked to desegregate voluntary associations (such as the Red Cross and the USO) and institute a policy of respectability that would undercut pernicious racial stereotypes. Working-class black women began to use their indispensability in industry to leverage demands for equal employment, welfare and citizenship benefits, fair treatment on factory floors, good working conditions, and other considerations previously denied them. Shockley shows that in the decade and a half preceding Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, as these women strove to redefine citizenship, backing their claims to equality with lawsuits, sit-ins, and other forms of activism, they were forging tools that civil rights activists would continue to use in the years to come.
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Making All Black Lives Matter

Author : Barbara Ransby
ISBN : 0520292707
Genre : Social Science
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This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. In the wake of the murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 and the exoneration of his killer, three black women activists launched a hashtag and social media platform, Black Lives Matter, which would become the rubric for a larger movement. To many, especially those in the media, Black Lives Matter appeared to burst onto the national political landscape out of thin air. However, as Making All Black Lives Matter shows, the movement has roots in prison abolition, anti-police violence, black youth movements, and radical mobilizations across the country dating back for at least a decade. Barbara Ransby interviewed more than a dozen of the principal organizers and activists in the movement and provides a detailed review of its extensive coverage in mainstream and social media. Making All Black Lives Matter offers one of the first overviews of Black Lives Matter and explores the challenges and possible future for this growing and influential movement.
Category: Social Science

We Ain T What We Ought To Be

Author : Stephen G. N. Tuck
ISBN : 0674036263
Genre : Political Science
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Chronicles the struggles for African American freedoms and equality from the end of the Civil War to the current day, focusing on the achievements of grassroots activists and national leaders alike.
Category: Political Science

How Long How Long

Author : Belinda Robnett
ISBN : 9780195114904
Genre : Political Science
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This work retells the story of the civil rights movement from the perspective of its African-American women participants. Intended as a compelling and readable narrative history, it presents a rethinking of social movement theory and a controversial thesis: that chroniclers have egregiously neglected the most important leaders of the civil-rights movement, African-American women, in favour of higher-profile African-American men and white women.
Category: Political Science