9780807856000-0807856002-Our Separate Ways: Women and the Black Freedom Movement in Durham, North Carolina

Our Separate Ways: Women and the Black Freedom Movement in Durham, North Carolina

ISBN-13: 9780807856000
ISBN-10: 0807856002
Edition: New edition
Author: Greene, Christina
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807856000
ISBN-10: 0807856002
Edition: New edition
Author: Greene, Christina
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Greene, Christina wrote Our Separate Ways: Women and the Black Freedom Movement in Durham, North Carolina comprising 384 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807856002 and 9780807856000. Since then Our Separate Ways: Women and the Black Freedom Movement in Durham, North Carolina textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In an in-depth community study of women in the civil rights movement, Christina Greene examines how several generations of black and white women, low-income as well as more affluent, shaped the struggle for black freedom in Durham, North Carolina. In the city long known as "the capital of the black middle class," Greene finds that, in fact, low-income African American women were the sustaining force for change.

Greene demonstrates that women activists frequently were more organized, more militant, and more numerous than their male counterparts. They brought new approaches and strategies to protest, leadership, and racial politics. Arguing that race was not automatically a unifying force, Greene sheds new light on the class and gender fault lines within Durham's black community. While middle-class black leaders cautiously negotiated with whites in the boardroom, low-income black women were coordinating direct action in hair salons and neighborhood meetings.

Greene's analysis challenges scholars and activists to rethink the contours of grassroots activism in the struggle for racial and economic justice in postwar America. She provides fresh insight into the changing nature of southern white liberalism and interracial alliances, the desegregation of schools and public accommodations, and the battle to end employment discrimination and urban poverty.

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