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By Donna Langston

A to Z of yank girls Leaders and Activists gains U.S. executive officers, kingdom and native officeholders in addition to suffragist leaders, women's liberation leaders, and leaders in different sociopolitical pursuits. uncomplicated biographical info is integrated in every one of virtually one hundred fifty entries, besides an in-depth research of every woman's achievements and contributions. This one-stop source comprises feedback for extra studying and proper websites.

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Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Baez remained active in the nuclear freeze movement. In 1978, she gave several benefit concerts in California to defeat Proposition Six, which would have prevented openly gay people from teaching in public schools. Baez founded Humanitas International Human Rights Committee in 1979 and headed the group for more than a decade. In 1987, her second autobiography, And A Voice to Sing With, became a New York Times best-seller. She remains on the board of Amnesty International.

She resigned from her paid position in 1946 when she assumed custody of her nine-year-old niece. In 1951, Baker made an unsuccessful bid for a New York City Council seat, running on the Liberal Party ticket. She continued to act as a volunteer for the NAACP and became the first woman president of the New York branch in 1954. In 1956, she cofounded and served as executive secretary of a northern organization, In Friendship, which helped raise funds for the southern civil rights struggle occurring around the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott.

A. and also a member of the League of Women Voters. By 1931, she had developed a national reputation and was number 10 on a list of 50 outstanding American women. She served as an adviser to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and headed the Office of Minority Affairs in the National Youth Administration from 1936 to 1943, becoming the first African-American woman to head a federal agency. President Harry Truman sent Bethune to the founding conference of the United Nations in 1945. She was the only woman of color present in an official capacity.

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