"A valuable treatment of women's participation in the black freedom movement. . . . [Greene] sheds new light on how African American communities effectively challenged segregation and racial injustice." American Historical Review
"I know of no other work that so consistently details the importance of women's organizational networks to civil rights activism."
Chana Kai Lee, University of Georgia, author of For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
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In an in-depth community study of women in the civil rights movement, Greene documents how low-income black women played a powerful role in shaping the struggle for black freedom across several generations in Durham, N.C.