who were important women in the civil rights movement? Besides rosa parks.?

Even women that might not have had much to do with the African American rights struggle, but other movements going on during this time.

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    There were a great many women who were extremely important during that period of the 1960's.

    Equal rights, civil rights, women's rights.

    All you ever seem to hear about is Rosa Parks and Angelia Davis, but there were many more, that gave a lot, sometimes even their very lives.

    1960 Diane Nash,the Nashville sit-ins.

    1960 Ruby Bridges becomes the first African American child to integrate a Southern elementary school.

    1960 Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three Olympic gold meals, and was named Athlete of the Year by the United Press

    1961 Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes enter the University of Georgia with police escort after a ruling by the Federal court in Athens, Georgia.

    1961 Freedom Riders, Joan Browning was among the SNCC workers who were jailed in Albany, Georgia for demonstrating at bus and train stations.

    1961 Jane Jacobs publishes The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

    1962 Constance Baker Motley successfully argues in Meredith v. Fair that James Meredith should be admitted to the University of Mississippi.

    1962 Dolores Huerta plays a major role in the formation of the National Farm Workers Association

    1963 Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins, and Cynthia Weston, ages 11-14, killed in the bombing of 16th Street Church in Birmingham, Alabama

    1963 Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique is published.

    1962 Rachel Carson's Silent Spring is published.

    1963 Julia Child's public television program The French Chef , the first female chef of note

    1963 Katharine Graham becomes president of the Washington Post.

    1963 Dorothy Height and the March on Washington

    1963 Vivian J. Malone and James A. Hood become the first African-Americans to sustain enrollment at the University of Alabama.

    1964 Mrs. Frankie Muse Freeman becomes the first woman on the new U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

    1964 Fannie Lou Hamer appears before the credentials committee of the 1964 Democratic National Convention.

    1965 Viola Liuzzo murdered by Ku Klux Klan members after participating in civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

    1965 Patricia Harris became the first African American woman ambassador (Luxemburg)

    1966 Constance Baker Motley appointed a federal judge, the first African American woman to hold that office

    1966 Linda (Adams) Hoyle, Jackie (Butler) Blackwell, Linda (Edmonds) Turner, Freddie Hairston, Marguerite Laurette (Harper) Scott, Chiquita Hudson. The first African American women students enter Virginia Tech.

    1968 Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to the US House of Representatives

    1968 The "Catonsville Nine" protest against the Vietnam War by burning several hundred draft records that they had taken from the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland. Marjorie Melville and Mary Moylan are among the participants.

    1968 Diahann Carroll becomes the first African American to star in a television situation comedy. She plays a widowed nurse in Julia.

    1968 The Jeannette Rankin Brigade marches on Washington, D.C. to protest the Vietnam War.

    1969 Roxcy Bolton successfully challenges "men only" sections in restaurants.

    1969 Stonewall Riots and Female Impersonators in New York City, beginning9ng modern gay rights movement.

  • ryan s
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    Ella Baker, Mary McLeod Bethune, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary Church Terrell, and Ida Wells-Barnett

  • 10 years ago

    Go way back in time to Sojourner Truth - slave, abolitionist, suffergette.

    More in for here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner_Truth


    Source(s): BA in History
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