Middle Level Activism
B. Middle Level Activism
“While male leadership dominated at the national and regional levels of the twentieth-century black freedom struggle, women’s activism was strongest on the local level where black women extended their roles within church communities and secular organizations to organize for political change” (Crawford, Sisters in the Struggle, 2001, 121). Use the activism of Annie Devine, Victoria Gray, and Fannie Lou Hamer as evidence that Crawford’s statement is true.