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Meeting ID: 943 8263 4808
2022 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Danielle McGuire is an award-winning historian, public speaker, and author. She is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. Her books and articles have been published widely, and she is a frequent guest on television and radio.
At the Dark End of the Street by Groundbreaking, controversial, and courageous, here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor--a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against Black women by white men. "An important step to finally facing the terrible legacies of race and gender in this country." --The Washington Post Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery's city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written. In this groundbreaking and important book, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Alabama. Seven white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, and left her for dead. The president of the local NAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer--Rosa Parks--to Abbeville. In taking on this case, Parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against Black women and added fire to the growing call for change.
Call Number: 323.1196 M4599a 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
Center for American Women and Politics
Nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.
Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender
Binghamton University : The Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender promotes research, teaching, and intellectual exchange on historical issues related to women and gender. The Center builds upon the University's traditions and existing strengths in the field of Women's History and also seeks to engage faculty and graduate students from other departments.
National Women's History Alliance
The National Women’s History Alliance formerly, the National Women’s History Project, is a leader in promoting Women’s History and is committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality, and inclusion.
National Women's History Museum
The National Women's History Museum educates, inspires, empowers, and shapes the future by integrating women's distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States.
Women's History Month - Government Resources
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
Women United States History Sources
Books and e-books with primary sources.
Famous Columbia College Women
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