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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] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hands on the freedom plow.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010020850
(OCoLC)601330993
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Faith S Holsaert
ISBN: 9780252098871 0252098870
OCLC Number: 964447087
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (616 pages) : illustrations
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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