A forgotten sisterhood: pioneering black women educators and activists in the Jim Crow South

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Rowman & Lttlefield,
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[2014]
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English
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Emerging from the darkness of the slave era and Reconstruction, black activist women Lucy Craft Laney, Mary McLeod Bethune, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, and Nannie Helen Burroughs founded schools aimed at liberating African-American youth from disadvantaged futures in the segregated and decidedly unequal South. From the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries, these individuals fought discrimination as members of a larger movement of black women who uplifted future generations through a focus on education, social service, and cultural transformation. Born free, but with the shadow of the slave past still implanted in their consciousness, Laney, Bethune, Brown, and Burroughs built off each other's successes and learned from each other's struggles as administrators, lecturers, and suffragists. Drawing from the women's own letters and writings about educational methods and from remembrances of surviving students, Audrey Thomas McCluskey reveals the pivotal significance of this sisterhood's legacy for later generations and for the institution of education itself.
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subject_facet African American educators, African American educators -- Southern States -- Biography, African American women civil rights workers, African American women civil rights workers -- Biography, African American women educators, African American women educators -- Southern States -- Biography, African Americans -- Civil rights, African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History, African Americans -- Education, African Americans -- Education -- Southern States, African Americans -- Segregation, African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History, African Americans -- Social conditions, African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions, Biographies, Civil rights movements, Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History, History, Race relations, Social history, Southern States -- Race relations -- History, Southern States -- Social conditions
title_display A forgotten sisterhood : pioneering black women educators and activists in the Jim Crow South
title_full A forgotten sisterhood : pioneering black women educators and activists in the Jim Crow South / Audrey Thomas McCluskey
title_short A forgotten sisterhood :
title_sub pioneering black women educators and activists in the Jim Crow South
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