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 photographed this landmark in Charleston, SC, to Septima Poinsette Clark, a founder of citizenship schools that were key training grounds for activists, including Rosa Parks who said she “benefited a great deal by knowing” Septima Clark. Called the “Queen Mother of the Movement,” Clark explained, “I learned from my mother not to be afraid.” Here’s a link to an insightful article: www.safero.org/articles/septima.html

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