Franklin

How it feels to be free : black women entertainers and the civil rights movement / Ruth Feldstein.

Author/Creator:
Feldstein, Ruth, 1965-
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Subjects:
African American women political activists -- History -- 20th century.
African American women entertainers -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century.
Performing arts -- Political aspects -- United States -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Music -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Contents:
Introduction: performing civil rights
"The world was on fire": making New York City subcultures
"Africa's musical ambassador": Miriam Makeba and the "voice of Africa" in the United States
"More than just a jazz performer": Nina Simone's border crossings
"No one asks me what I want": black women, Hollywood, and "integration narratives" in the late 1960s
"So beautiful in those rags": Cicely Tyson and African American history in the 1970s
Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780195314038 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0195314034 (hbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
856518353