The True worth of a Race: African American Women and the Struggle for Freedom
As the nation celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of March on Washington, the Association of Black Women Historians is turning an eye to the contributions of African American women in the struggle for freedom. From the beginnings of the nation, African American women have been at the forefront of the struggle for human rights for African Americans. Women such as Phyllis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, and Mary McLeod Bethune to more contemporary figures like Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer and Dorothy Height, have sacrificed and labored for the rights of not only themselves as women but also for their race. In the upcoming anthology, The True worth of a Race: African American Women and the Struggle for Freedom,ABWH seeks to highlight the work of African American women. We are seeking articles from graduate students, junior scholars and senior scholars to include in this anthology. Previously published works are accepted.
Submissions will be accepted through March 31, 2013.
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