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LIGHTING THE FIRES OF FREEDOM: African American Women in The Civil Rights Movement, is a groundbreaking collection based on oral histories that brilliantly plumb the leadership of African American women in the twentieth-century fight for civil rights--many nearly lost to history--from the latest winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize.

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The Selfless Servant Leadership of the African-American Women of the Civil-Rights Movement

By Janet Dewart Bell