By tracing the long trajectory of women’s activism in [South Carolina], Jones-Branch shows the fits and starts, limitations, digressions, and accomplishments of female interracial activism.-- Journal of American History

 A convincing argument for why the important and sometimes contentious work done by the women profiled here provided necessary groundwork for those who would.-- American Historical Review

 Making use of personal and organizational records in addition to numerous oral histories, Jones-Branch provides exacting details as she explores women’s interaction across racial, religious, and organizational lines. . . .A new piece to the puzzle of how women operated to effect change early in the civil rights movement.-- South Carolina Historical Magazine

 An enlightening, well-written, and timeley study. It should be read by anybody with an interest in the development--and continually unfolding story--of racial justice in American society.-- Florida Historical Quarterly