Women in Mississippi Politics: Women State Legislators in Mississippi, Unita Blackwell, Evelyn Gandy, Amy Tuck, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Alice Harden Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158088096

Published: June 13th 2010

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32 pages


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Women in Mississippi Politics: Women State Legislators in Mississippi, Unita Blackwell, Evelyn Gandy, Amy Tuck, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Alice Harden  by  Books LLC

Women in Mississippi Politics: Women State Legislators in Mississippi, Unita Blackwell, Evelyn Gandy, Amy Tuck, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Alice Harden by Books LLC
June 13th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781158088096 | 6.47 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Women State Legislators in Mississippi, Unita Blackwell,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Women State Legislators in Mississippi, Unita Blackwell, Evelyn Gandy, Amy Tuck, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Alice Harden, Mary Cain, Marsha Barbour, Yvonne Brown.

Excerpt: Unita Blackwell (born 18 March 1933) is an American civil rights activist who was the first African-American woman, and the tenth African-American, to be elected mayor in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Blackwell was a project director for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and helped organize voter drives for African-Americans across Mississippi. She is also a founder of the US China Peoples Friendship Association, a group dedicated to promoting cultural exchange between the United States and China.

Barefootin, Blackwells autobiography published in 2006, charts her activism. Unita Blackwell was born on 18 March 1933 in Lula, Mississippi to sharecroppers Virda Mae and Willie Brown. Blackwells uncle gave her the name U.Z., which she kept until she was in the sixth grade when her teacher told her that she needed a real name, not just initials. Blackwell and her teacher decided on Unita Zelma.

Blackwell and her parents lived in Lula, until 1936 when she was three years old- Blackwells father left the plantation on which he worked, and fled to Memphis, Tennessee, fearing for his life after he confronted his boss about speaking to his wife.

Soon afterwards, Blackwell and her mother left the plantation to live with him. On June 20, 1938 Blackwells parents separated due to religious differences. Blackwell and her mother went to West Helena, Arkansas to live with Blackwells great aunt so that she had the opportunity to receive an education. While living there, Blackwell often visited her father in Memphis. During the summer months she would leave West Helena and live wi... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=13793677



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