Lifting as We Climb

Lifting as We Climb

Author: Evette Dionne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451481566

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. This Coretta Scott King Author Honor book tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle. Susan B. Anthony. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Alice Paul. The Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls. The 1913 Women's March in D.C. When the epic story of the suffrage movement in the United States is told, the most familiar leaders, speakers at meetings, and participants in marches written about or pictured are generally white. That's not the real story. Women of color, especially African American women, were fighting for their right to vote and to be treated as full, equal citizens of the United States. Their battlefront wasn't just about gender. African American women had to deal with white abolitionist-suffragists who drew the line at sharing power with their black sisters. They had to overcome deep, exclusionary racial prejudices that were rife in the American suffrage movement. And they had to maintain their dignity--and safety--in a society that tried to keep them in its bottom ranks. Lifting as We Climb is the empowering story of African American women who refused to accept all this. Women in black church groups, black female sororities, black women's improvement societies and social clubs. Women who formed their own black suffrage associations when white-dominated national suffrage groups rejected them. Women like Mary Church Terrell, a founder of the National Association of Colored Women and of the NAACP; or educator-activist Anna Julia Cooper who championed women getting the vote and a college education; or the crusading journalist Ida B. Wells, a leader in both the suffrage and anti-lynching movements. Author Evette Dionne, a feminist culture writer and the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media, has uncovered an extraordinary and underrepresented history of black women. In her powerful book, she draws an important historical line from abolition to suffrage to civil rights to contemporary young activists--filling in the blanks of the American suffrage story. "Dionne provides a detailed and comprehensive look at the overlooked roles African American women played in the efforts to end slavery and then to secure the right to vote for women." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Lifting as We Climb
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Evette Dionne
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-21 - Publisher: Penguin

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. This Coretta Scott King Author Honor book tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle. Susan
Lift as You Climb
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Viv Groskop
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-05 - Publisher: Random House

'Empowers, enlightens and entertains with every sentence.' Elizabeth Day We all have difficult moments at work, times when we feel awkward, when our daily micro interactions make us uncomfortable, perhaps when we have to say no or assert ourselves in a way that makes us feel less like ourselves, less
African-American Orators
Language: en
Pages: 494
Authors: Richard W. Leeman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

This long-needed sourcebook assesses the unique styles and themes of notable African-American orators from the mid-19th century to the present--of 43 representative public speakers, from W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson to Barbara Jordan and Thurgood Marshall. The critical analyses of the
African American Historic Places
Language: en
Pages: 628
Authors: National Register of Historic Places
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-07-13 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Culled from the records of the National Register of Historic Places, a roster of all types of significant properties across the United States, African American Historic Places includes over 800 places in 42 states and two U.S. territories that have played a role in black American history. Banks, cemeteries, clubs,
Lifting as They Climb
Language: en
Pages: 554
Authors: Elizabeth Lindsay Davis
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: G. K. Hall

Documents the history of the black women's club movement from its first national conference in 1895 (resulting in the formations of the NACW the following year).