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Published by Franklin Watts in Danbury, Conn .
Written in English


  • Afro-American womencivil rights workers -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Afro-Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-124) and index.

StatementZita Allen.
SeriesAfrican-American experience
LC ClassificationsE185.61
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22308454M
ISBN 100531112713

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