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Bernice Barnett's Literary Analysis

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Bernice Barnett in her writings points out the blatant lack of recognition and absence from history, of the many and determinant contributions Black African American Women offered both to the Civil Rights Movement and to Women’s rights as a whole. Barnett illustrates this through the examples of some Southern Heroines she noted in her work. These women namely, “Septima Poinsette Clark, McCree Harris, Shirley Sherrod, Diane Nash, Johnnie Carr, Thelma Glass, Georgia Gilmore, and JoAnn Robinson” (Barnett, 1993). These women were known to stand side by side with other pioneer of the civil rights, yet they nevertheless were omitted from history as was their significance of the time. Barnett blames this on three main social evils that faced this
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