Reverend Addie Wyatt

Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

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Publisher Description

Labor leader, civil rights activist, outspoken feminist, African American clergywoman--Reverend Addie Wyatt stood at the confluence of many rivers of change in twentieth century America. The first female president of a local chapter of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, Wyatt worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt and appeared as one of Time magazine’s Women of the Year in 1975. Marcia Walker-McWilliams tells the incredible story of Addie Wyatt and her times. What began for Wyatt as a journey to overcome poverty became a lifetime commitment to social justice and the collective struggle against economic, racial, and gender inequalities. Walker-McWilliams illuminates how Wyatt’s own experiences with hardship and many forms of discrimination drove her work as an activist and leader. A parallel journey led her to develop an abiding spiritual faith, one that denied defeatism by refusing to accept such circumstances as immutable social forces.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2016
September 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of Illinois Press
SELLER
Chicago Distribution Center
SIZE
3.7
MB

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