Invisible Activists

Invisible Activists

Women of the Louisiana NAACP and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1915-1945

eBook - 2007
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Behind the historical accounts of the great men of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People lies the almost forgotten story of the black women who not only participated in the organization but actually helped it thrive in the early twentieth-century South. In Invisible Activists, Lee Sartain examines attitudes toward gender, class, and citizenship of African American activists in Louisiana and women's roles in the campaign for civil rights in the state. In the end, he argues, it was women working behind the scenes in Louisiana's branches of the NAACP who were the most cru.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2007
ISBN: 9780807135761
0807135763
Characteristics: 1 online resource (212 pages)

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