John Lewis, a 14-term congressman and civil rights leader himself, said the civil rights movement of the ‘60s was “dominated” by men, most of whom were ministers.
There were some women like Ella Baker, Diane Nash, a student in Nashville, one of leaders, the leader of the Little Rock Nine effort ― and others, you had Gloria Richardson. But I truly think and believe women were discriminated against. They did all of the work, they did the heavy lifting. They were kept back.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-lewis-women-did-all-the-heavy-lifting-during-civil-rights-movement_us_57e41c3ae4b08d73b8301795