|Women in the U.S. |
Civil Rights Movement
|Ida B. Wells-|
|Black women indispensable to|
U.S. Struggle for human rights
U.S. School desegregation
Quality education for all
|Daisy Lee Gatson Bates |
Little Rock, Arkansas
U.S. Civil Rights Leader
|Fannie Lou Hamer|
1917-1977U.S. Voting Rights
Insufficient development of what Dr. DeGruy refers to as primary esteem, along with feelings of hopelessness, depression and a general self destructive outlook.
Marked Propensity for Anger and Violence
Extreme feelings of suspicion perceived negative motivations of others. Violence against self, property and others including the members of one’s own group (i.e. friends, relatives, or acquaintances)
Racist Socialization and (internalized racism)
Mary McLeod Bethune
|Mary Ann Shadd Cary|
DeGruy exposes the reader to the conditions that led to the Atlantic slave trade and allowed the pursuant racism and efforts at repression to continue through contemporary times.
|Black women |
U.S. Civil Rights Movement
She looks at seemingly insurmountable obstacles faced by African Americans as the result of the slave trade.
She discusses positive and negative adaptive behaviors African Americans developed which allowed them to survive and often even thrive.
Dr. DeGruy concludes her work with a reevaluation of those adaptive behaviors, which have been passed down, where appropriate, through generations.
U.S. Civil Rights leader
She explores replacing behaviors which are today maladaptive with ones that will promote and sustain healing and ensure advancement of the African American culture.
|Dr. Joy DeGruy|
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