At the Dark End of the Street

At the Dark End of the Street

Black Women, Rape, and Resistance- A New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
Random House, Inc.
Groundbreaking, controversial, and courageous, here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against black women by white men. 

Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written.

In this groundbreaking and important book, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Alabama. Seven white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, and left her for dead. The president of the local NAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer--Rosa Parks--to Abbeville. In taking on this case, Parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against black women and added fire to the growing call for change. 




Baker & Taylor
A history of America's civil rights movement traces the pivotal influence of sexual violence that victimized African American women for centuries, revealing Rosa Parks's contributions as an anti-rape activist years before her heroic bus protest.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Vintage books ed
ISBN: 9780307389244
0307389243
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 M179a, 2011
Characteristics: xxiii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

d
druasmith
Dec 02, 2017

"On the shelves now at: WL Northwest"

What is "WL Northwest?" That's not listed here https://www.columbuslibrary.org/locations. Linking the location to an address or a map would be helpful.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
BPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top