Women were behind, in front, and within the center of the Civil Rights Movement; and though some now receive recognition (Rosa Parks, Ida. B. Wells, and others), women themselves were rarely given the chance to speak or be at the head of some of the most important events. From slavery through the Civil Rights Era, here are the stories of 60 women who came forth and did her part to see equality extended to all. Examining the role of women--white and black--in the south during slavery and post-reconstruction, Lynne Olson provides a fascinating look at a culture that lauded and praised the domesticity and virtue of white women, while simultaneously violating black women. Examining how women's and civil rights became an intertwined issue for many, this is a must-read for those interested in Southern, Civil Rights, or Women's Rights history. 460 indexed pages, softcover.