This is a powerful and unforgettable story of one of the black freedom struggle’s most significant—yet least recognized—organizations. Historian Tiyi Morris argues persuasively that the middle class black activists who formed Womanpower Unlimited made a singular contribution to the Civil Rights Movement, both in Mississippi and beyond. The portraits of the women who comprised the leadership of the organization are insightful and compelling, particularly that of founder Clarie Collins Harvey, a successful Jackson business woman whose organizational skills were unmatched and whose vision reached far beyond the Magnolia State. Womanpower Unlimited is at once scholarly, analytical, and deeply moving, expanding our definition of the Movement and the local people who made it. This is an important addition to the historiography of the Civil Rights Movement.
— John Dittmer, Professor Emeritus of DePauw University