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Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

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"Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement" unveils the pivotal yet often uncelebrated roles played by African American women in the struggle for racial justice during the Civil Rights Movement. Authored by Janet Dewart Bell and honored with a nomination for the 50th NAACP IMAGE Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author, this compelling narrative emerges from rich oral histories and vibrant personal accounts. Published on May 8, 2018, the book highlights figures like Fannie Lou Hamer, bringing to light the relentless spirit and leadership of women whose stories had nearly faded into the shadows of history. Bell's engaging storytelling not only recounts the monumental contributions of these women but also poses reflective questions about the ongoing challenges in racial justice. Ideal for adult education settings, this book serves as a crucial document for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful women who fueled its fires.
Published by The New Press on May 8, 2018
240 pages
ISBN: 9781620973356
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