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Author Fitzgerald, Joseph R., 1965- author.

Title The struggle is eternal : Gloria Richardson and black liberation / Joseph R. Fitzgerald.

Publication Info. Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-RICHARDSON FIT    Check Shelf
Description 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century
Civil rights and the struggle for Black equalilty in the twentieth century.
Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foundations -- Get up, stand up -- Capital gains -- Dreams deferred -- Shock therapy, round one -- Shock therapy, round two -- A nonnegotiable right -- Creative chaos -- Vanguard -- "You will not be able to stay home, [sister]" -- Back to work.
Summary "Many prominent and well-known figures greatly impacted the civil rights movement, but one of the most influential and unsung leaders of that period was Gloria Richardson. As the leader of the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee (CNAC), a multifaceted liberation campaign formed to target segregation and racial inequality in Cambridge, Maryland, Richardson advocated for economic justice and tactics beyond nonviolent demonstrations. Her philosophies and strategies--including her belief that black people had a right to self-defense--were adopted, often without credit, by a number of civil rights and black power leaders and activists. The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation explores the largely forgotten but deeply significant life of this central figure and her determination to improve the lives of black people. Using a wide range of source materials, including interviews with Richardson and her personal papers, as well as interviews with dozens of her friends, relatives, and civilrights colleagues, Joseph R. Fitzgerald presents an all-encompassing narrative. From Richardson's childhood, when her parents taught her the importance of racial pride, through the next eight decades, Fitzgerald relates a detailed and compelling story ofher life. He reveals how Richardson's human rights activism extended far beyond Cambridge and how her leadership style and vision for liberation were embraced by the younger activists of the black power movement, who would carry the struggle on throughoutthe late 1960s and into the 1970s"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Richardson, Gloria, 1922-2021
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography.
Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee (Cambridge, Md.)
ISBN 9780813176499 50.00
0813176492 50.00
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