A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women

A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women

African American Muslim Women in the Movement for Black Self-determination, 1950-1975

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A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women: African American Muslim Women in the Movement for Black Self Determination, 1950-1975 challenges traditional notions and interpretations of African American, particularly women who joined the Original Nation of Islam during the Civil Rights-Black Power era. This book is the first major investigation of the subject that engages a wide scope of women from "The Nation" and utilizes a wealth of primary documents and personal interviews to reveal the importance of women in this community. Jeffries reveals that women were respected in the movement and maintained a very clear and often sought after voice in the advancement of the Original Nation of Islam. A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Women replaces the typical portrait of the subservient and irrelevant African American Muslim woman with a far more accurate picture of their integral leadership and substantial contributions to the rise of Islam and black consciousness in the self-determination movement in the United States and beyond during the Civil Rights-Black Power era.
Publisher: Lanham [Marland] : Lexington Books, [2014]
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9780739176535
0739176536
9781498532297
1498532292
Branch Call Number: 320.558 N21311J 2014
Characteristics: xii, 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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