With Her Fist Raised

With Her Fist Raised

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With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Community Activism

The first biography of Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a trailblazing Black feminist activist whose work made children, race, and welfare rights central to the women's movement.

Historian Laura Lovett weaves together a biography of an activist who was intersectional to the core revealing a remarkable legacy that few have known until now and will appeal to readers interested in urban studies, activism, and Black women's history.

Dorothy Pitman Hughes was a transformative community organizer in New York City in the 1970s, who shared the stage with Gloria Steinem for five years, captivating audiences around the country. After leaving rural Georgia in the 1950s, she moved to New York, determined to fight for civil rights and equality. Lovett traces Pitman Hughes' transformation into a powerhouse activist determined to take on the needs of her community and build a platform for empowerment.

Lovett, Laura L (Author)
ISBN: 0807008893 EAN: 9780807008898
Publisher: Beacon Press 
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: January 19, 2021

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