When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America - Dress Rehearsal for the Sixties, Coming Full Circle, Women's Movement and Black Discontent, Strong Women and Strutting Men, and Outlook Summary & Analysis

Paula Giddings
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In "Dress Rehearsal for the Sixties," the Supreme Court has demanded integration but provided no timeline for compliance. Two are killed in Belzoni, Mississippi, including fourteen-year-old Emmet Till, accused of whistling at a White woman. And on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a White man, an action very similar to a teen's recent refusal to move to the back of a bus that had resulted in the teen's arrest. Parks is also arrested. She works for E.D. Nixon, president of the Montgomery branch of the NAACP, and Nixon calls on Clifford Durr to defend Parks who has been charged with disobeying...

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