Sat, 24 August 2013
Though women worked as hard as men in the civil rights movement, they were very often made invisible. At its core the movement was about the personhood of black men. Indeed, "I AM A MAN" was often seen on placards, and is an enduring image of the era. Women were blocked from recognition at the March on Washington rally, not allowed to speak nor to attend a meeting at the White House. It's time these women were written back into history.