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Freedom's Daughters (Excerpt)

Lynne Olson's Freedom's Daughters shines light on the often-overlooked role that women played in the civil rights movement. In the preface to her book, Olson sketches some brief biographies of a few of the outstanding female civil rights leaders and activists, notes the intersection between the civil rights and women's movements, and sets out to rectify what she characterizes as the omission of women from most historical and journalistic accounts of the era.

Source | Lynne Olson, Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970 (New York: Scribner, 2002) 13-17.
Creator | Lynne Olson
Item Type | Book (excerpt)
Cite This document | Lynne Olson, “Freedom's Daughters (Excerpt),” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed October 3, 2023,

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