When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America Themes

Paula Giddings
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There is a level of determination evident among the Black women of the decades following the Civil War that surpasses that of all other groups. This determination is seen in an array of efforts. When Mary McLeod Bethune believes that her calling is to start a girls' school in Daytona, Florida, she sets out to make the project a reality with a total of one dollar and fifty cents in her building fund. Bethune calls out for support from philanthropists but doesn't wait for others to donate the necessary money to make her dream a reality. Bethune holds bake sales and does a great deal of the fund raising herself. This is seen in the lives and actions of others as well. When Fannie Lou Hamer learns that Black women have the right to vote, she rushes to register. She is beaten brutally but doesn't give up her...

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