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Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine Q. Adams: The Power of the Ballot (American Heritage) (Paperback)

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Victorine Quille Adams was a Baltimore native and the first African American woman elected to the city council. Born in 1912, she lived through stringent segregation, racial violence and economic turbulence. Educated at Morgan State and Coppin State Universities, she took to the classroom and enriched the lives of her students. In 1946, she founded the Colored Women's Democratic Campaign Committee to educate African American women about the vote and the power of the ballot box. In concert with fellow educators Mary McLeod Bethune, Kate Sheppard and Dr. Delores Hunt, she persisted in educating and empowering voters throughout her life. Author Ida E. Jones reveals the story of this civic leader and her crusade for equity for all people in Baltimore.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467139939
ISBN-10: 1467139939
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: January 21st, 2019
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: American Heritage

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