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Women of the Civil Rights Movement

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I am thinking about the heroic–known & unknown women–of the Civil Rights Movement: I’ve written about Fannie Lou Hamer, Claudette Colvin, Sheyann Webb & there are countless more–-Jo … Continue reading

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Before Rosa Parks

One hundred and one years before Rosa Parks, Elizabeth Jennings insisted on her right to ride a street car in New York City. Forced off by the conductor & a police officer, Jennings filed a lawsuit. The day after a … Continue reading

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Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Remember the heroic known & unknown women of the Civil Rights Movement; I’ve written about Fannie Lou Hamer, Claudette Colvin, Sheyann Webb & there are countless more–Jo Ann Robinson, Ella Baker, Diane Nash, Dorothy Height . . . . I … Continue reading

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