In recognition of the upcoming 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here’s a list of media resources that shine a light on the critical (and often overlooked) role of BIPOC women in the civil rights movement.
WOMEN OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT MEDIA LIST
- A Better Way to Teach the Civil Rights Movement: To improve history lessons on the period, educators emphasize the roles of grassroots activists, churches, schools, and women. (Article)
- 5 Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement You Need to Know (Video)
- While Unsung in '63, Women Weren't Just 'Background Singers' (Audio)
- Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama (Video)
- Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers 'Sí Se Puede' (Audio)
- American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (Video)
- My Name Is Pauli Murray - Official Trailer (Video)
- Freedom's Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970 (Book)
MORE BIPOC WOMEN WHO CHANGED HISTORY
Additionally, here are past YWCA blog posts highlighting BIPOC Civil Rights trailblazers:
- Black Women Heroes From Washington State History
- Meet the Black Lesbian Who Kick-Started the Gay Liberation Movement
- Let’s Get In Formation: 125 Years of YW Women
- A Homecoming for Phillis Wheatley
- The Black Women Who Saved Seattle Jazz
- Little Known Facts From Women’s History
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