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Marching Across The Putative Black/White Race Line: A Convergence Of Narratology, History, And Theory, Carol L. Zeiner May 2013

Marching Across The Putative Black/White Race Line: A Convergence Of Narratology, History, And Theory, Carol L. Zeiner

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

This Article introduces a category of women who, until now, have been omitted from the scholarly literature on the civil rights movement: northern white women who lived in the South and became active in the civil rights movement, while intending to continue to live in the South on a permanent basis following their activism. Prior to their activism, these women may have been viewed with suspicion because they were “newcomers” and “outsiders.” Their activism earned them the pejorative label “civil rights supporter.” This Article presents the stories of two such women. It examines their stories from the perspective of the ...