"In a fascinating set of interviews, Yevette Richards has documented Springer’s own feisty voice illuminating major issues of her day, including the foreign policy of the AFL-CIO, laborite anti-Communism, women’s leadership in trade unions, and black freedom struggles here and abroad."
—Eileen Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Richards has introduced us to a neglected activist whose struggle for fairness, dignity, and racial justice in the United States and Africa spanned half a century."—Albert S. Broussard, Texas A&M University
"A splendid contribution to black women’s history."—Darlene Clark Hine, coeditor of Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia
“A unique approach to the life of a remarkable woman. . . . This book represents oral history and underscores the contribution that such an approach can make. Highly recommended.”—T.F. Armstrong, Choice, April 2005