Table of Contents
   List of Illustrationsp. vii
   Introduction: "If Iola Were a Man"p. 3
   Coming of Age in Mississippip. 15
   Walking in Memphisp. 40
   The Lynching at the Curvep. 82
   Exilep. 109
   Capturing the Attention of the "Civilized World"p. 151
   "Although a Busy Woman, She Has Found the Time to Marry"p. 191
   Challenging Washington, D.C.-and Booker Tp. 232
   Reforming Chicagop. 274
   Eternal Vigilance Is the Price of Libertyp. 314
   Notesp. 329
   Acknowledgmentsp. 359
   Indexp. 361