31 Days of Notable Women-Unita Blackwell, Women’s Freedom Fighter


“STANDING ON MY SISTERS’ SHOULDERS”  is a powerful documentary that reveals a missing chapter in our nation’s record of the Civil Rights movement. It depicts the movement in Mississippi during the 1950 and 60s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it and emerged as its grassroots leaders. Their living testimony offers a window into a unique moment when the founders’ promise of freedom and justice passed from rhetoric to reality for all Americans. A film every American should see and never forget.

Mississippi FlagIn the film you will meet Unita Blackwell, a sharecropper who rose to become Mississippi’s first black woman Mayor. During the Civil Rights movement, she worked for voting rights, and was arrested over 75 times, facing firebombs and burning crosses.

Source: http://www.sisters-shoulders.org/heroines.html

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5 thoughts on “31 Days of Notable Women-Unita Blackwell, Women’s Freedom Fighter

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