In his study of the civil rights movement in Mississippi, historian Charles Payne observed that “men led but women organized.“2 With few exceptions the same could be said of African American activists in Florida throughout the twentieth century. Women played a major role in combating racism and discrimination, and in seeking first-class citizenship for black Floridians.
Jones, Maxine D.
""Without Compromise or Fear": Florida's African American Female Activists,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 77:
4, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol77/iss4/6