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At the dark end of the street: black women, rape, and resistance- a new history of the civil rights movement from Rosa Parks to the rise of black power
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2010.
Physical Desc:
xxii, 324 pages : ill. ; 25 cm
Status:
Central
323.1196 M148 2010
Martin Luther King, Jr. African American Collection
323.1196 M148 2010

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Here is the courageous, groundbreaking story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against Black women by white men.
"An important step to finally facing the terrible legacies of race and gender in this country.” —The Washington Post

Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written.
In this groundbreaking and important book, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Alabama. Seven white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, and left her for dead. The president of the local NAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer—Rosa Parks—to Abbeville. In taking on this case, Parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against Black women and added fire to the growing call for change. 

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English
ISBN:
9780307269065, 030726906X, 9780307389244, 0307389243

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"Borzoi Book."
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-309) and index.

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APA Citation (style guide)

McGuire, D. L. (2010). At the dark end of the street: black women, rape, and resistance- a new history of the civil rights movement from Rosa Parks to the rise of black power. New York, Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McGuire, Danielle L. 2010. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance- a New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. New York, Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McGuire, Danielle L, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance- a New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

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McGuire, Danielle L. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance- a New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

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