Crossing the Line: Women’s Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II

by Cherisse Jones-Branch

Despite a deeply segregated society, many women in South Carolina—both black and white—worked to change their state’s unequal racial status quo. Exploring women’s activism in the tumultuous years during and after World War II, Cherisse Jones-Branch contends that these women are the unsung heroes of South Carolina’s civil rights history. Their efforts to cross the racial divide in South Carolina helped set the groundwork for the broader civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

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