African American women are rarely recognized as leaders so we want to bring these women back into history. Of course, we must define what a leader is. Select one leader to write on, but since there are so few, it is quite possible that some of you may choose the same person. The focus of this essay is the period from 1877 through World War II. You must use at least one source from the campus library or the course bibliography. You may also search online, but if you do, you must use credible sources only (Wikipedia, About.com, blogs etc are not credible sources, for example). The following links can help you determine which sources are credible or non-credible during your research: Credible vs non-credible sources, Getting Started With Research, Why I Shouldn’t Use Wikipedia and Identifying your Resources.
Remember that this is a formal essay of at least 300 words and you need an introduction (with a thesis statement), body, and conclusion.
Please use one of the sources below.
Anderson, Carol, Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955
Anderson, James, The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935
Angelou, Maya, The Heart of a Woman
Alexander, Michelle, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness