Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell

Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell

Born into slavery during the Civil War, Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) would become one of the most prominent activists of her time, with a career bridging the late nineteenth century to the civil rights movement of the 1950s. The first president of the National Association of Colored Women and a founding member of the NAACP, Terrell collaborated closely with the likes of Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, and W. E. B. Du Bois. Unceasing Militant is the first full-length biography of Terrell, bringing her vibrant voice and personality to life. Though most accounts of Terrell focus almost exclusively on her public activism, Alison M. Parker also looks at the often turbulent, unexplored moments in her life to provide a more complete account of a woman dedicated to changing the culture and institutions that perpetuated inequality throughout the United States.

Drawing on newly discovered letters and diaries, Parker weaves together the joys and struggles of Terrell's personal, private life with the challenges and achievements of her public, political career, producing a stunning portrait of an often-under recognized political leader.

Title:Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell
ISBN:9781469659381
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  • Raymond

    Alison Parker has written a great new biography about Mary Church Terrell, the civil rights activist and suffragist whose works spanned decades between the 1890s to her passing in 1954. In this book P...

  • Jan

    "Unceasing Militant" by Alison M. Parker is one of the most important books I have read in 2020.Before Brown v Board of Education, there was Mary Church Terrell; before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the...

  • Rebecca

    Parker's in depth biography of civil rights activist Mary "Mollie" Church Terrell arrives at a time when America continues to struggle with equal rights for all and provides the historical context for...

  • MaryBeth

    I received a free advance digital review copy from University of North Carolina Press via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I learned so much about the ground-breaking and fascinating life o...

  • Anne Morgan

    "Unceasing Militant" is the story of Mollie Church Terrell, an activist in women's rights and African American rights her entire life. Spanning from the 1860s to the 1950s, the reader is able to watch...

  • AndrÚa

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss....