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The Resource Boycotts, buses, and passes : Black women's resistance in the U.S. South and South Africa, Pamela E. Brooks

Boycotts, buses, and passes : Black women's resistance in the U.S. South and South Africa, Pamela E. Brooks

Label
Boycotts, buses, and passes : Black women's resistance in the U.S. South and South Africa
Title
Boycotts, buses, and passes
Title remainder
Black women's resistance in the U.S. South and South Africa
Statement of responsibility
Pamela E. Brooks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the mid-1950s, as many developing nations sought independence from colonial rule, black women in the American South and in South Africa launched parallel campaigns to end racial injustice within their respective communities. Just as the dignified obstinacy of Mrs. Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, the 20,000 South African women who marched in Pretoria a year later to protest the pass laws signaled a new wave of resistance to the system of apartheid. In both places women who had previously been consigned to subordinate roles brought fresh leadership to the struggle for political freedom and social equality. In this book, Pamela E. Brooks tells their story, documenting the extraordinary achievements of otherwise ordinary women. In comparing the experiences of black women activists in two different parts of the African diaspora, Brooks draws heavily on oral histories that provide clear, and often painful, insight into their backgrounds, their motives, their hopes, and their fears. We learn how black women from all walks of life -- domestic and factory workers, householders, teachers, union organizers, churchwomen, clubwomen, rural and urban dwellers alike -- had to overcome their class differences and work through the often difficult gender relations within their families and communities. Yet eventually they came together to forge their own political organizations, such as the Women's Political Council and the Federation of South African Women, or joined organizations of women and men, such as the Montgomery Improvement Association and the African National Congress, to advance the common agenda of black liberation. By tracing the dual rise of political consciousness and activism among the black women of the U.S. South and South Africa, Brooks not only illuminates patterns that have long been overlooked but places that shared history within the context of a larger global struggle to bring an end to the vestiges of European colonialism."--Book cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Pamela E.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Civil rights movements
  • Women, Black
  • Blacks
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Civil rights movements
  • Southern States
  • South Africa
Label
Boycotts, buses, and passes : Black women's resistance in the U.S. South and South Africa, Pamela E. Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning : early resistance among enslaved and free women, 1721-1870 -- No wash or pass : institution building, migration, and protest, 1867-1918 -- When we were just girls : rural life challenges in Black belt Alabama and pre-apartheid South Africa, 1920s-1940s -- "My politics were influenced from the trade union" : raising political consciousness, 1930s-1940s -- Launching new networks : Black women organizing for change, 1940-1950 -- "Put my foot in the road and walked!" : Black women lead the Montgomery bus boycott, 1950-1961 -- "We will not ride!"--"We don't want passes!" : South African women rising in political movement, 1950-1960
Control code
15378823
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 304 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9781558496781
Lccn
2008031443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Boycotts, buses, and passes : Black women's resistance in the U.S. South and South Africa, Pamela E. Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning : early resistance among enslaved and free women, 1721-1870 -- No wash or pass : institution building, migration, and protest, 1867-1918 -- When we were just girls : rural life challenges in Black belt Alabama and pre-apartheid South Africa, 1920s-1940s -- "My politics were influenced from the trade union" : raising political consciousness, 1930s-1940s -- Launching new networks : Black women organizing for change, 1940-1950 -- "Put my foot in the road and walked!" : Black women lead the Montgomery bus boycott, 1950-1961 -- "We will not ride!"--"We don't want passes!" : South African women rising in political movement, 1950-1960
Control code
15378823
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 304 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9781558496781
Lccn
2008031443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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