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You must be from the North : Southern white women in the Memphis civil rights movement

Author: Kimberly K Little
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2009.
Series: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
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& Quot;You must be from the North," was a common, derogatory reaction to the activities of white women throughout the South, well-meaning wives and mothers who joined together to improve schools or local sanitation but found their efforts decried as more troublesome civil rights agitation. You Must Be from the North: Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement focuses on a generation of white women in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Little, Kimberly K.
You must be from the North.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2009
(DLC) 2008044232
(OCoLC)263604796
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly K Little
ISBN: 9781604733518 1604733519
OCLC Number: 468780600
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 219 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: TRASHING JIM CROW: The Sanitation Workers' Strike, 1968; Chapter 1 "YOU MUST BE FROM THE NORTH." "YES, NORTH MISSISSIPPI": Women and Direct Action Protests, 1955-1964; Chapter 2 "ALL ARE WORTHY": "Woman's Work" as a Catalyst for Civil Rights Reform; Chapter 3 "THE MESSAGE CAME ON A BEAM OF LIGHT": Women in Religious Groups; Chapter 4 RAISING A GENERATION THAT DOES NOT HATE: The 1968 Sanitation Strike and the Radicalizing of Memphis Activists.
Series Title: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Kimberly K. Little.

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& Quot;You must be from the North," was a common, derogatory reaction to the activities of white women throughout the South, well-meaning wives and mothers who joined together to improve schools or local sanitation but found their efforts decried as more troublesome civil rights agitation. You Must Be from the North: Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement focuses on a generation of white women in Memphis, Tennessee, born between the two World Wars and typically omitted from the history of the civil rights movement. The women for the most part did not jeopardize their liv.

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