African-American Women in the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965: Gender, Leadership, and Micromobilization

@article{Robnett1996AfricanAmericanWI,
  title={African-American Women in the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965: Gender, Leadership, and Micromobilization},
  author={Belinda Robnett},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1996},
  volume={101},
  pages={1661 - 1693}
}
  • B. Robnett
  • Published 1 May 1996
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
Through an analysis of gender in the civil rights movement, this article illustrates that the conceptualization of social movement leadership requires expansion. This study concludes that an intermediate layer of leadership is critical to the micromobilization of a social movement. This intermediate layer provides a bridge (1) between the social movement organization(s) and potential adherents and constituents, (2) between prefigurative and strategic politics, and (3) between potential leaders… 
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