Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change Among African American Women - Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy and Culture (Paperback)Jacqueline Jones Royster (author)
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Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
"In this engaging new work, Royster shows how eloquent, well-educated black women used essay writing as an act of resistance against white oppression. The periodical press became an ally of these courageous women, publishing early civil rights and anti-lynching essays by Maria W. Wtewart, Ida B. Wells, and other writers of sociopolitical import. According to Royster, literacy and knowledge were crucial for the success of the community, and she documents the history of African American schooling from antebellum times, when slaves were taught to read despite legal sanctions, to the later rise of historically black colleges. She also profiles a number of prominant black women educators and discusses the Black Clubwomen's movement for public discourse. Highly recommended for most libraries."
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