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Political Black girl magic : the elections and governance of Black female mayors

Wright Austin, Sharon D., 1965- (editor.). Ford, Pearl K., 1972- (writer of foreword.).

Summary: "Examines the experiences of Black female mayors in the contexts of their campaigns and of their governance, seeking to understand how race, gender, or the combination of both have affected them and to identify the most significant obstacles Black women have faced as mayors and mayoral candidates."--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781439920299
  • ISBN: 1439920281
  • ISBN: 9781439920282
  • ISBN: 1439920273
  • ISBN: 9781439920275
  • Physical Description: xiv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2023.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / by Dr. Pearl K. Dowe -- "An Opportunity for Us to Rise": Winning and Governing in Cities / Sharon D. Wright Austin -- "Let This 'Little Girl' Come in and Clean It Up": Dierdre Waterman of Pontiac and Karen Weaver of Flint / Sharon D. Wright Austin and Marcella Mulholland -- "Progress Comes at a Price": Aja Brown and Acquanetta Warren Govern California Cities / Precious Hall and Sharon D. Wright Austin -- "We Can't Turn a Blind Eye to Change": Mayor Lovely Warren of Rochester, New York / Angela K. Lewis-Maddox and Stephanie Y. Pink-Harper -- "Others May Not Be Able to See What I See Now": Black Female Mayors in Florida / Ashley Robertson Preston, LaRaven Temoney and Kelly Briana Richardson -- "There's No Job Too Big to Benefit from a Small Town Person's Perspective": African American Female Mayors in the Mississippi Delta / Emmitt Y. Riley III, Minion K. C. Morrison, and Yolanda Jones -- "A Woman Whose Father Didn't Graduate from High School Can Become This City's First Female African American Mayor": Mayor Vi Lyles of Charlotte / Andrea Benjamin -- "When We Ignore the Will of the People, The People Lose": The Improbable Election of Lori Lightfoot in Chicago / Valerie C. Johnson -- "I'd Rather Go Down Fighting Than Stand as a Loser" : Atlanta Mayors Shirley Franklin and Keisha Lance Bottoms / Fatemeh Shafiei and Sharon D. Wright Austin -- "Baltimore Must Develop an Inclusive Solution That Does Not Leave Anyone Out": Black Female Mayors in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter / Jamil Scott, Nadia E. Brown, and Christina Greer -- "The Frustrations Have Been Festering for 12 Years": Washington, D.C. Mayors Sharon Pratt and Muriel Bowser / Linda Trautman -- "Leadership Is Not About Winning a Popularity Contest": Louisiana's Black Female Mayors / Sharon D. Wright Austin, Taisha Saintil, and Lauren King -- "If You Only Knew What I Had to Go Through to Get Here": London Breed, Political Black Womanism, and San Francisco Politics / James Lance Taylor -- "You Have to Work Together": Lessons Learned from Black Female Mayoral Experiences / Sharon D. Wright Austin.
Subject: African American women politicians
Women mayors United States
African American mayors
African American women Political activity
Mairesses États-Unis
Maires noirs américains
Noires américaines Activité politique
African American mayors
African American women Political activity
African American women politicians
Women mayors
United States

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