Deep in Our Hearts is an eloquent and powerful book that takes us into the lives of nine young women who came of age in the 1960s while committing themselves actively and passionately to the struggle for racial equality and justice. These compelling first-person accounts take us back to one of the most tumultuous periods in our nation’s history―to the early days of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the Albany Freedom Ride, voter registration drives and lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Summer, the 1964 Democratic Convention, and the rise of Black Power and the women’s movement. The book delves into the hearts of the women to ask searching questions. Why did they, of all the white women growing up in their hometowns, cross the color line in the days of segregation and join the Southern Freedom Movement? What did they see, do, think, and feel in those uncertain but hopeful days? And how did their experiences shape the rest of their lives?
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Constance Curry, whose earlier books include Silver Rights and The Fire Ever Burning (with Aaron Henry), lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Joan C. Browning works as a freelance writer and lecturer from her home in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Dorothy Dawson Burlage is a child psychologist in private practice in Newton, Massachusetts, and at Harvard University. She lectures on women's issues and the civil rights movement. Penny Patch lives in Lyndonville, Vermont, where she is a midwife and an educator.Theresa Del Pozzo lives in Vermont, where she is active in the Progressive Party and grows flowers while listening to jazz. Sue Thrasher lives near Amherst, Massachusetts, and is the coordinator of the Five College Public School Partnership. Elaine DeLott Baker lives in Denver, Colorado, where she directs workplace education programs for the Community College of Denver. Emmie Schrader Adams lives in northeast Vermont, where she raises goats. Casey Hayden lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she continues her long love affairs with zen, language, and the natural world.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
From the Authors' Preface:
We are all very different: southern and northern; rural and urban; state university and Ivy League; middle class, working class, and poor. We were moved to our radical activities in various ways: by Marxism, Christian existentialism, and immigrant folk wisdom; by our grandmothers and the Constitution; by Thoreau and Dumas; by living on a kibbutz; by African freedom fighters; and by a Deep South upbringing. . . . Our book is about girls growing up in a revolutionary time and place. It is about love and politics and the transcendence of racial barriers. We offer this work to enrich the chronicle of a social movement that forever changed the country and our lives.
From the Foreword by Barbara Ransby:
These first-person accounts by white women activists represent a critical voice, yet one that has not been often heard. . . . This book breaks that silence. . . . Deep in Our Hearts gives us another lens through which to view the politics of race and gender in the civil rights movement [and] probes the themes of growth, discovery, friendship, and courage. . . . The real gift of these stories is a more optimistic legacy for a new generation of blacks and whites as they navigate the ever-volatile path of racial relations into the twenty-first century and, hopefully, take up the challenge that 1960s activists did of trying to make the world a better and more humane place.
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Descrizione libro University of Georgia Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0820322660
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