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Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

Marcia Walker-McWilliams

Abstract

Labor leader, civil rights activist, outspoken feminist, African American clergywoman—Reverend Addie Wyatt stood at the confluence of many rivers of change in twentieth-century America. The first female president of a local chapter of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, Wyatt worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt and appeared as one of Time magazine's Women of the Year in 1975. This book tells the incredible story of Addie Wyatt and her times. What began for Wyatt as a journey to overcome poverty became a lifetime commitment to social justice and the collective ... More

Keywords: labor leader, civil rights activist, feminist, African American woman, clergywoman, Reverend Addie Wyatt, poverty, social justice, racial discrimination, gender inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040528
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040528.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcia Walker-McWilliams, author