White Women in the Civil Rights Movement

African-American Studies / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
An examination of the role played by southern white women during the civil rights movement of the 1960s in the US, with an emphasis on several important figures in the movement.
“While African-Americans banded together in the face of adversity, letting the world know that they would no longer be treated as second class citizens, there were others walking hand in hand with them through the violent crowds of Whites, withstanding the brutal beatings and threats. These were people who had never been treated as such a day in their lives, until they too took up the cause.”


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