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The Black Women Who Sustained The Movement For Social Change

A line of women against a green fence listen during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

“Many Black women were out-front organizers for civil rights,” Vicki Crawford writes. “But it is no less important to remember those who assumed less visible, but indispensable, roles behind the scenes, sustaining the movement over time.”