Throwing Off the Cloak of Privilege : White Southern Women Activists in the Civil Rights Era (Paperback)

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While playing the southern lady for the white political establishment, thousands of mostly middle-class, middle-aged, married white women become grassroots activists in America''s civil rights movement, sometimes at the cost of friendships, status, economic security, and family support. The original essays in this collection tell who these women were, why they became committed to racial justice and equal opportunity, and how they organized to change southern society. The women worked within a range of national and local institutions, both segregated and biracial. Their stories, largely unknown, span half of the 20th century from the New Deal to the early 1970s and took place across the South from Louisville to New Orleans. In the ongoing struggle for human dignity and a voice in American life, this book adds a new and necessary dimension to our understanding of both biracial activism and white anti-racism.


Publisher Univ Pr of Florida
Mfg Part# 9780813033457
SKU 208184725
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0813033454
Release Date 11/1/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.5T
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0250
Publisher University Press of Florida

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