“Women of Conscience” or “Women of Conviction”? The National Women's Committee on Civil Rights

@article{Laville2009WomenOC,
  title={“Women of Conscience” or “Women of Conviction”? The National Women's Committee on Civil Rights},
  author={Helen Laville},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={277 - 295}
}
  • H. Laville
  • Published 31 July 2009
  • History
  • Journal of American Studies
This paper explores the history of the National Women's Committee on Civil Rights (NWCCR). Called into being at the behest of President Kennedy, the NWCCR was an attempt to enlist the support of the organized women of America in the advancement of civil rights. The NWCCR had two main goals: first, to offer support for the passage of Kennedy's civil rights legislation, and second, to encourage their branch membership to work in support of integration. However, whilst the majority of the NWCCR's… 
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