Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
The success of the civil rights movement demanded extraordinary courage from ordinary people. During her short life, Ruby Doris Smith Robinson became one of the most important leaders in the black struggle for equality. Her intelligence, brashness, and bravery elevated her to a top leadership role in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Cynthia Griggs Fleming's biography of this incredible woman demonstrates that Robinson's activism wasn't limited to racial equality - she was an equally eloquent and powerful voice for women's rights. Fleming provides new insights into the successes, failures, peculiar contradictions, and unique stresses of Robinson's life. This book will appeal to all readers interested in African American and women's history.

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Chapter Two Growing Up Black in Atlanta
Chapter Three Early Movement Days
Chapter Four Ruby Enters SNCC

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About the author (1998)

Fleming is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and History, and Director of the African and African-American studies program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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