Lifting as They Climbed: Mapping a History of Trailblazing Black Women in Chicago

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Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
Haymarket Books
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Pages
176
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.4 X 0.5 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781642599015

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About the Author

Mariame Kaba is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration, the author of We Do This 'Til We Free Us as well as the children's books Missing Daddy and See You Soon, and the recipient of the Cultural Freedom Prize from the Lannan Foundation.

Essence McDowell is a writer, researcher, and communications strategist who has worked with numerous organizations including the Illinois Humanities Council, Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, INCITE!, Black Feminist Future, Chicago Public Library, and the Cook County Historic Archives. She is currently the director of arts and communications at the Social Justice Initiative and community organizing to create a resource hub for a national Black Women's Organizing Coalition.
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"A journey through the pages of Lifting as they Climbed and you will never walk Chicago's Southside streets again without remembering the amazing Black women that lived, worked, struggled, taught and worshiped there. Mariame Kaba and Essence McDowell conjure up Black women's history as lived experience on the streets of Chicago in this book. It is a tribute, a loving reclamation of memory, and a precious family album, all in one." --Barbara Ransby, historian, author, activist
"A journey through the pages of Lifting as they Climbed and you will never walk Chicago's Southside streets again without remembering the amazing Black women that lived, worked, struggled, taught and worshiped there. Mariame Kaba and Essence McDowell conjure up Black women's history as lived experience on the streets of Chicago in this book. It is a tribute, a loving reclamation of memory, and a precious family album, all in one." -Barbara Ransby, historian, author, activist