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

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p.296 pages : (2013)


9780195314038 (hbk.) :

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20th century., African American women entertainers, African American women political activists, African Americans, Civil rights, History, Music, Performing arts, Political activity, Political aspects, United States


Formerly CIP.Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-272) and index.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.