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Getting to the Root of it

 

At the Dark End of the Street featured on the Root:

McGuire, an assistant professor in the history department of Wayne State University in Detroit, tells the history of Parks’ activism in her just-published book, 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. She gives a name to a few of the many women who risked their lives by speaking about brutality and injustice. They claimed their dignity and womanhood in a society that refused to recognize either.

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