Black Women and Politics in New York City

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"In this project Julie Gallaher documents a generation of black women who came to politics during the 1940s in New York City. Ada B. Jackson, Pauli Murray, Anna Arnold Hedgeman, Bessie Buchanan, Jeanne Noble, and Shirley Chisholm, among others, worked, studied, and lived in Harlem and Brooklyn. They seized the political opportunities generated by World War II and its aftermath and pursued new ways to redress the entrenched systems of oppression that denied them full rights of citizenship and human dignity. These included ...

Black Women and Politics in New York City 2014, University of Illinois Press

ISBN-13: 9780252080562

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Black Women and Politics in New York City 2012, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252036965

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