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Freedom's teacher : the life of Septima Clark

Author: Katherine Mellen Charron; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Center for the Study of the American South.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the mid-1950s, Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), a former public school teacher, developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and then to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. In this vibrantly written biography, Katherine Charron demonstrates Clark's crucial role--and the role of many black women  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
Named Person: Septima Poinsette Clark; Septima Poinsette Clark; Septima P Clark; Septima P Clark
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Mellen Charron; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Center for the Study of the American South.
ISBN: 9780807833322 0807833320 9780807872222 0807872229
OCLC Number: 317929515
Notes: "Published with the assistance of the Center for the Study of the American South of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 462 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Septima Clark's civil rights movement --
Home lessons --
Taking up the work --
Singing the blues in the new Reconstruction --
Political training grounds --
The battle transformed --
Crossing Broad --
Bridging past and future --
A fight for respect --
Similar and yet different --
Epilogue : A right to the tree of life --
Appendix : South Carolina educational statistics.
Responsibility: Katherine Mellen Charron.

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Septima Poinsette Clark's gift to the civil rights movement was education. This book traces Clark's life from her earliest years as a student, teacher, and community member in rural and urban South  Read more...

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This biography will enlighten anyone interested in the black freedom struggle, the classic phase of the civil rights movement, and women's history.--"Tennessee Historical Review"

 
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