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My soul looks back in wonder : voices of the civil rights experience

Author: Juan Williams
Publisher: New York : AARP/Sterling, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than 30 people tell personal stories about the nonviolent struggle for civil rights, then and now, not only the leaders but also ordinary citizens who bear witness to "transforming moments" when they suddenly found the courage to try to change things.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Williams
ISBN: 1402714157 9781402714153
OCLC Number: 54852824
Description: xxiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The soul of change --
The weight. I am a man / Jesse Epps --
A dream is a good place to start / Endesha Holland --
King of the blues / B.B. King --
Twisted steel and sex appeal / Sputnik Monroe --
Gentleman of the press / Vernon Jarrett --
Skin dive / Dr. Sammy Lee --
American Gandhi / James Lawson --
The birth of Elvis / Jim Dickinson --
The jump-off point / Jerome Smith --
"Like little tortures each day" / Carol Swann-Daniels --
We shall not be moved. A blinding flash opened our eyes / Carolyn McKinstry --
Justice never sleeps / William Baxley --
The veil of amnesia / Diane McWhorter --
Heaven can wait / Joseph Lowery --
Cracking the system / Raylawni Branch --
Louisiana moon / Maurice Landrieu --
Wake up, Washington! / Rachelle Horowitz --
The brutal truth / Karl Fleming --
Mother courage / Carolyn Goodman --
Hour of power / Alvin Poussaint --
Love story in black and white / Constancia Romilly --
Hard-wired for freedom / Heather Booth --
Help from on high / Curtis Graves --
At history's elbow / Samuel Kyles --
The wings of the future. Founding sisters / Susan Brownmiller --
Unprincipled principal / Jose Angel Gutierrez --
Shooting for big fish / Diane Wilson --
Wheels of progress / Michelle Steger --
Threads in the civil rights quilt / Barney Frank --
Rewriting the lies / Suzan Harjo --
The Latino underground railroad / John Fife --
A more perfect union / Tawanda Murray --
A living hope / Eugene Rivers --
Afterword / Marion Wright Edelman.
Responsibility: Juan Williams ; foreword David Halberstam ; afterword Marian Wright Edelman.
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More than 30 people tell personal stories about the nonviolent struggle for civil rights, then and now, not only the leaders but also ordinary citizens who bear witness to "transforming moments" when they suddenly found the courage to try to change things.

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