Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.
Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL
Summary: This volume explores the roles black women played in their communities' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, throughout the 19th century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.
Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2007
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Jon
Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?
Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAT
Summary: Take an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics and entertainment and hear the story of how six trailblazing performers--Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier--changed American culture through their films, fashion, music, and politics.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2021
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HOW
Summary: "Introduces the reader to women's rights movement"--
Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2021
Copies Available at East Bay1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 GRA
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 GRA
Summary: "Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers during the civil rights years. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the Movement--from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. What set his work apart was that he goes beyond the political struggles to show the human face of Movement....
Publisher / Publication Date: CityFiles Press 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 WIT
Summary: A tale of two women separated by 400 years but linked by history. Maxine a modern American woman who is half white and half African comes across a set of diaries written by a slave in the 16th century in her quest to connect with her Nigerian father. Then there is Onaedo a young woman from that era who found herself in the middle of events that were set in motion in a country far away from her...
Publisher / Publication Date: Mandac-Goldberg Pub. 2010
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: P ACH
Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2016