Fulfills the standard: "Individuals, Groups, and Institutions" from the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards for Middle School.
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Grade 9 Up–This title concerns itself with 11 women who have been instrumental in the fight for black freedom, both in this country and abroad. It examines, for example, the work of Maria Stewart and Mary Ann Shadd Cary, pioneers in the 19th-century struggle against slavery, and Mary Church Terrell and Mary McLeod Bethune, important figures in the fight against segregation. Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, Maxine Waters, and Winnie Mandela all appear in the essays that utilize extensive excerpts from biographies, autobiographies, and interviews. The pieces emphasize the subjects' lifetime contributions and include, for some, what might be considered unflattering aspects of their personality or personal style. This is especially true for Maxine Waters and Winnie Mandela. A smattering of black-and-white photos and reproductions appear throughout. The appendix, a compilation of primary-source documents, is particularly informative, adding materials written or spoken by a number of the subjects themselves.–Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ
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Book Description Greenhaven, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0737723130