A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South by McCluskey, Audrey Thomas

A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South

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In the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century a small group of women overcame personal and professional hardships to gain national prominence as educational reformers and social activists. This book takes a biographical look at Lucy Craft Laney, Mary McLeod Bethune, Nannie Helen Burroughs, and Charlotte Hawkins Brown. The four women founded schools for African-American children, as well as being activists, lecturers, and suffragists.

Author: Audrey Thomas McCluskey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Published: 11/16/2017
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.6lbs
Size: 8.80h x 5.70w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780810896062

About the Author
Audrey Thomas McCluskey is professor emerita in the Department of African-American & African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University. She served alternately as director of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center and director of the Black Film Center/ Archive. Her publications on black women educators include several journal articles, book chapters, and the coedited book, Mary McLeod Bethune: Building a Better World.

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