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Hands on the freedom plow : personal accounts by women in SNCC

Author: Faith S Holsaert
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifty-two women - northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina - share their courageous personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. The testimonies cover early sit-ins, voter registration campaigns, and Freedom Rides; the 1963 March on Washington, the Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Faith S Holsaert
ISBN: 9780252035579 0252035577
OCLC Number: 601330993
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 616 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Fighting for my rights : one SNCC woman's experience, 1961-1964 --
pt. 2. Entering troubled waters : sit-ins, the founding of SNCC, and the freedom rides, 1960-1963 --
pt. 3. Movement leaning posts : the heart and soul of the southwest Georgia movement, 1961-1963 --
pt. 4. Standing tall : the southwest Georgia movement, 1962-1963 --
pt. 5. Get on board : the Mississippi movement through the Atlantic City challenge, 1961-1964 --
pt. 6. Cambridge, Maryland : the movement under attack, 1961-1964 --
pt. 7. A sense of family : the National SNCC Office, 1960-1964 --
pt. 8. Fighting another day : the Mississippi movement after Atlantic City, 1964-1966 --
pt. 9. The constant struggle : the Alabama movement, 1963-1966 --
Black power : issues of continuity, change, and personal identity, 1964-1969.
Responsibility: edited by Faith S. Holsaert ... [et at.].

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"This amazing book rethreads the needle of memory with a stronger cord woven of the testimonies of sisters who never gave up or in." Darlene Clark Hine, co-author of The African American Odyssey "The Read more...

 
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