In Quest of African American Political Women

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The complete history of African American women's participation in American politics must recognize not only their involvement in traditional political acts such as registering, voting and holding office but also those nontraditional activities in which they engaged long before gaining a ballot. Because African American women are simultaneously members of two groups that have suffered the nation's most blatant exclusion from the normal channels of access to civic life, African Americans and women, their political behavior has been largely overlooked by political scientists, who have tended to focus primarily on those actions that conform to the more restrictive definitions of politics. Utilizing extant so

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