But she also did that – it was a rebellion of maids, a rebellion of working class women, who were tired of boarding the buses in Montgomery, the public space, and being assaulted and called out-of-there names and abused by white bus drivers. If it had just been merely a protest about riding the bus, it might have shattered.
But it went to the very heart of black womanhood, and black women played a major role in sustaining that movement.” The Civil Rights History Project includes interviews with over 50 women who came from a wide range of backgrounds and were involved in the movement in a myriad of ways.
Mildred Bond Roxborough, a long-time secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, discusses the importance of women leaders in local branches: “Well, actually when you think about women's contributions to the NAACP, without the women we wouldn't have an NAACP.
The person who was responsible for generating the organizing meeting was a woman.
Many women played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement, from leading local civil rights organizations to serving as lawyers on school segregation lawsuits.
Their efforts to lead the movement were often overshadowed by men, who still get more attention and credit for its successes in popular historical narratives and commemorations.
Women’s rights , or in other words, gender equality, is the issue of concern in the world of all time.
Women’s rights around the world is the vital indicator to consider about global prosperity.
So that they occupied a place outside the conventional social norms of the whole university student body. But with men, I think, we can just say, ‘Kiss my black ass’ and go on about our business.
It wasn’t so clear to me that a woman could do the same thing.” Older interviewees emphasize the opportunities that were available to an earlier generation of women.