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Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction

Author : Hallie Quinn Brown
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The president of the National Association of Colored Women wrote this book as a tribute to black women. She presents short biographies of such important black women as Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, and many other women whose names have been lost to history.

Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction

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Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction

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Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction

Author : Hallie Q. Brown
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The president of the National Association of Colored Women wrote this book as a tribute to black women. She presents short biographies of such important black women as Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, and many other women whose names have been lost to history.

Children s Biographies of African American Women

Author : Sara C. Vanderhaagen
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In Children's Biographies of African American Women: Rhetoric, Public Memory, and Agency Sara C. VanderHaagen examines how these biographies encourage young readers to think about themselves as agents in a public world. Specifically VanderHaagen illustrates how these works use traditional means to serve progressive ends and thereby examines the rhetorical power of biography in shaping identity and promoting public action. Drawing on scholarship in rhetoric, memory studies, and children's literature, VanderHaagen presents rhetorical analyses of biographies of three African American women—poet Phillis Wheatley, activist Sojourner Truth, and educator-turned-politician Shirley Chisholm—published in the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. VanderHaagen begins by analyzing how biographical sketches in books for black children published during the 1920s represent Wheatley and Truth. The study then shifts to books published between 1949 and 2015. VanderHaagen uses a concept adapted from philosopher Paul Ricoeur—the idea of the "agential spiral"—to chart the ways that biographies have used rhetoric to shape the life stories of Wheatley, Truth, and Chisholm. By bringing a critical, rhetorical perspective to the study of biographies for children, this book advances the understanding of how lives of the past are used persuasively to shape identity and encourage action in the contemporary public world. VanderHaagen contributes to the study of rhetoric and African American children's literature and refocuses the field of memory studies on children's biographies, a significant but often-overlooked genre through which public memories first take shape.

Afro American Biographies

Author : Sara Mitchell
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This Bibliography presents citations of hundreds of biographies of Afro-Americans under the categories of General, Science, Engineering and Invention, Entertainment, Sports, Civil Rights, Women and the Arts. Access is provided via Title, Author and Subject Indexes.

Notable Black American Women

Author : Jessie Carney Smith
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Provides brief biographies of business executives, writers, journalists, lawyers, physicians, actresses, singers, musicians, artists, educators, religious leaders, civil rights activists, politicians, aviators, athletes, and scientists

Women and the Constitution

Author : Marjorie Wall Bingham
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American Black Women in the Arts and Social Sciences

Author : Ora Williams
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Now in paperback! Calls attention to the many contributions African-American women have made to American and world culture. Includes pictures of artists, art works, and authors.

Black Gotham

Author : Carla L. Peterson
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Narrates the story of the elite African American families who lived in New York City in the nineteenth century, describing their successes as businesspeople and professionals and the contributions they made to the culture of that time period.

Fanny Jackson Coppin and the Institute for Colored Youth 1865 1902

Author : Linda Marie Perkins
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I Am the Utterance of My Name

Author : Temple Tsenes-Hills
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This work traces the genesis and evolution of African American women's feminist discourse and intellectual enterprise from the beginning of slavery in the United States to the end of the 19th century. It does so in three ways. First, Dr. Tsenes-Hills almost solely utilizes the primary and secondary sources of African American women in order to locate and excavate the truly fascinating and extraordinary world of the 19th century Black woman. Second, she discusses this world via examination of the interior, exterior, and alternative realities that delineated the 19th century Black woman's experience. And how the combination of these realities ultimately developed, from a 'grassroots' expression of identity re-claimation and re-formation, to an intellectualized articulation of Black feminist thought and action. Third, Dr. Tsenes-Hills identifies and examines the palpable presence of African American women at the Columbian Exposition, in Chicago Illinois (1893), as one of the earliest public instances of a coherent expression of a distinct Black feminist discourse and intellectual enterprise. The end result is an innovative and in-depth examination of the unique, complex, and contradictory inner-workings of a largely unexplored sub-group of American and African American History-Black Victorian Feminists.

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Author : D. Antoinette Handy
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The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, a popular women's jazz band of the 1940s, has earned a reputation as the 'best all-women's swing band ever to perform.' This revised and updated edition is the most comprehensive and objective history of the band to date.

Votes for Women

Author : Jennifer A. Lemak
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Chronicles the history of the women’s rights and suffrage movements in New York State and examines the important role the state played in the national suffrage movement. The work for women’s suffrage started more than seventy years before the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and one hundred supporters signed the Declaration of Sentiments asserting that “all men and women are created equal.” This convention served as a catalyst for debates and action on both the national and state level, and on November 6, 1917, New York State passed the referendum for women’s suffrage. Its passing in New York signaled that the national passage of suffrage would soon follow. On August 18, 1920, “Votes for Women” was constitutionally granted. Votes for Women, an exhibition catalog, celebrates the pivotal role the state played in the struggle for equal rights in the nineteenth century, the campaign for New York State suffrage, and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. It highlights the nationally significant role of state leaders in regards to women’s rights and the feminist movement through the early twenty-first century and includes focused essays from historians on the various aspects of the suffrage and equal rights movements around New York, providing greater detail about local stories with statewide significance. The exhibition of the same name, on display at the New York State Museum beginning November 2017, features artifacts from the New York State Museum, Library, and Archives, as well as historical institutions and private collections across the state. “There is something intimate, inspiring, and strengthening about seeing words created by and names in the handwriting of women who fought the earlier stages of the struggle for equality and shared humanity that is so crucial today. I’m grateful for this exhibit and catalog that are just the kind of reminder we need to keep going.” — Gloria Steinem “The New York State Museum has put on an extraordinary exhibit to commemorate the women’s suffrage movement and the Nineteenth Amendment, and I hope it inspires a new generation of women and men to raise their voices about all the injustices in their lives.” — Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator for New York State “Congratulations to Jennifer Lemak and Ashley Hopkins-Benton for their wonderful book, Votes for Women.The book, and the exhibition upon which it is based, are great gifts from the authors to all New Yorkers who seek to learn more about the varied and vital role women have played in history. The stories and images included in the book bring the valiant women who came before us vividly to life and challenge us to continue their fight for full equality for women.” — Pam Elam, President of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund

Black Women in American History

Author : Darlene Clark Hine
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The United States in Africa

Author : David Shavit
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"Given the relative paucity of materials on this topic, especially the lack of any other biographical guide to Americans in Africa, and the fact that this information was assembled from widely scattered sources, this book should prove useful in larger collections." Library Journal

In Pursuit of Knowledge

Author : Kabria Baumgartner
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Uncovers the hidden role of girls and women in the desegregation of American education The story of school desegregation in the United States often begins in the mid-twentieth-century South. Drawing on archival sources and genealogical records, Kabria Baumgartner uncovers the story’s origins in the nineteenth-century Northeast and identifies a previously overlooked group of activists: African American girls and women. In their quest for education, African American girls and women faced numerous obstacles—from threats and harassment to violence. For them, education was a daring undertaking that put them in harm’s way. Yet bold and brave young women such as Sarah Harris, Sarah Parker Remond, Rosetta Morrison, Susan Paul, and Sarah Mapps Douglass persisted. In Pursuit of Knowledge argues that African American girls and women strategized, organized, wrote, and protested for equal school rights—not just for themselves, but for all. Their activism gave rise to a new vision of womanhood: the purposeful woman, who was learned, active, resilient, and forward-thinking. Moreover, these young women set in motion equal-school-rights victories at the local and state level, and laid the groundwork for further action to democratize schools in twentieth-century America. In this thought-provoking book, Baumgartner demonstrates that the confluence of race and gender has shaped the long history of school desegregation in the United States right up to the present.

African Americans on the Western Frontier

Author : Monroe Lee Billington
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Thirteen essays examine the roles African-Americans played in the settling of the American West, discussing the slaves of Mormons and California gold miners; African-American army men, cowboys, and newspaper founders; and others on the frontier. Also includes a bibliographic essay.

American Black Women in the Arts and Social Sciences a Bibliographic Survey

Author : Ora Williams
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