American Women History

Seminar Option 2—-minimum of 200–250 words in your response
Women in the civil rights movement, while members of various civil rights organizations, did not always hold significant leadership roles within the organizations. This week in Seminar, you will consider women’s involvement in the civil rights movement, as well as the impact of the media on the civil rights movements.

Seminar Question 1: La Raza (Chicana women’s organization) member Mirta Vidal noted, “The only real unity between men and women is the unity forged in the course of struggle against their oppression.” What does this indicate about women’s activism of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s?

Seminar Question 2: How did female leaders such as Mirta Vidal (Chicana), Sacheen Littlefeather (AIM), and Fannie Lou Hamer (Civil Rights) bring attention to the concerns of individuals of color? What impact did media attention have on women’s activism in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s?

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