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ERIC Number: ED147418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 383
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A Typological Study of the Women's Rights Movements: Implications for Black Women and Education.
Cole, Dorothy
The purpose of this dissertation was to explore the differences between the women's rights movements of the 19th and 20th centuries in the United States, focusing upon origins, issues, problems, attempted solutions, and outcomes pertaining to white and black women. The study attempted to predict benefits black women could expect from the current movement, based on the results of the first feminists' activities. The study consisted of an examination of a wide range of literature and activities of the two eras of feminism. Data was reviewed from the point of view of white and black authors relative to their treatment of white and black females. Interviews were held with women familiar with the past and present women's rights activities. Conventions, conferences, and others were used as sources of contact with women for open expression of views and attitudes on women's liberation. Correspondence with institutions that were leaders in women's education in both eras of feminism was used for informational purposes. Results indicate that inequities continue to exist between black and white females in employment and education. Disparities do not seem to be lessening between the two groups. It is suggested that the best course of action for black women is to strive for greater educational enhancement, continue their priorities with the race as a whole, and let concerns for womanhood, based on the white women's point of view remain in second place. (Author/AM)
University Microfilms, Dissertation Copies, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 76-27,310)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. dissertation, Rutgers University, State University of New Jersey