By Bayyinah S. Jeffries

A country Can upward thrust No better Than Its girls: African American Muslim girls within the move for Black Self selection, 1950–1975 demanding situations conventional notions and interpretations of African American, relatively girls who joined the unique country of Islam through the Civil Rights-Black strength period. This ebook is the 1st significant research of the topic that engages a large scope of ladies from “The state” and makes use of a wealth of basic files and private interviews to bare the significance of ladies during this neighborhood. Jeffries finds that ladies have been revered within the move and maintained a truly transparent and sometimes wanted voice within the development of the unique country of Islam.

A state Can upward thrust No better Than Its Women replaces the common portrait of the subservient and beside the point African American Muslim lady with a much more actual photograph in their fundamental management and monstrous contributions to the increase of Islam and black attention within the self-determination move within the usa and past through the Civil Rights-Black energy era.

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