New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964. 202p., first edition, shelf worn dj. African American author born in Iowa and raised in Anoka, Minnesota.
One of the great heroes of the struggle for civil rights in the 20th century, Hedgeman (1899-1990) wrote this memoir that "chronicles her remarkable career through the early struggle for Negro rights within the Christian community, her work in the Federal Security Agency [HEW's predecessor] during the Truman administration ... and her part in the Negro Revolution." - dj. She served as the only woman on the Executive Committee for the 1963 March on Washington, helping create the interfaith leadership that spearheaded the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights bill, and fought for the inclusion of women as speakers at the rally that concluded the March. *Smith, 483-5.
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