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Black Women and Politics in New York City

Julie A. Gallagher


This book documents six decades of politically active black women, between the 1910s and the 1970s, in New York City who waged struggles for justice, rights, and equality not through grassroots activism but through formal politics. In tracing the paths of black women activists from women's clubs and civic organizations to national politics—including appointments to presidential commissions, congressional offices, and even a presidential candidacy—the book also articulates the vision of politics the women developed and its influence on the Democratic Party and its policies. Deftly examining how ... More

Keywords: black women, women activists, black activists, justice, civil rights, equality, race, gender, discrimination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036965
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036965.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie A. Gallagher, author
Penn State Brandywine