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At the dark end of the street : black women, rape, and resistance : a new history of the civil rights movement from Rosa Parks to the rise of black power

Author: Danielle L MacGuire
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2011.
Series: Borzoi book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the history of white men's sexual violence against black women in the United States. Underlines the significance of black women's opposition to this violence as a part of the civil rights struggles. Special attention is paid to the activism of Rosa Parks. The author argues that that Parks' radical politics, her role as an organizer against rape and the importance of this organizing in the emergence of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle L MacGuire
ISBN: 9780307269065 030726906X
OCLC Number: 707893666
Awards: Winner of Lillian Smith Book Awards (Fiction) 2011
Description: xxii, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Borzoi book
Responsibility: Danielle L. McGuire.

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Explores the history of white men's sexual violence against black women in the United States. Underlines the significance of black women's opposition to this violence as a part of the civil rights struggles. Special attention is paid to the activism of Rosa Parks. The author argues that that Parks' radical politics, her role as an organizer against rape and the importance of this organizing in the emergence of the civil rights movement has been neglected in historical narratives.

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