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Freedom for WomenForging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970$
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Carol Giardina

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034560

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034560.001.0001

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The “Borning” Movement

The “Borning” Movement

“The idea of doing something about it”

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Freedom for Women

Carol Giardina

University Press of Florida

The Civil Rights Movement, especially the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was renowned for being a breeding ground for feminists. The chapter looks closely at the SNCC and its influence on the Women's Liberation Movement (WLM). The positive ideas emerging out of the Civil Rights Movement were the major influencing factors of rise of the WLM. The Civil Rights Movement gave the WLM the experience of a new leadership. This chapter begins with discussing the controversial topics of black gender conventions and white gender conventions. The chapter also brings into the picture different female leaders who fought hard for women's liberation. Ella Baker, Diane Nash, and Ruby Doris Robinson get a special mention in the chapter for their leadership roles in the SNCC. Finally, the chapter talks about the transformation of women's liberation pioneers.

Keywords:   Civil Rights Movement, SNCC, feminists. Women's Liberation Movement, WLM, Ella Baker, Diane Nash, Ruby Doris Robinson

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