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Barefootin' : life lessons from the road to freedom

Author: Unita Blackwell; JoAnne Prichard Morris
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1933, Unita Blackwell was born in a tiny Mississippi town where living was as hard as it gets. She grew up in a sharecropping family and left school at age twelve to make a living. But Unita was forever changed in 1964 when civil rights workers came to her town. Electrified, she transformed her life from despair to hope, and here she details her inspirational rise from poverty to power, from silence to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blackwell, Unita, 1933-
Barefootin'.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©2006
(OCoLC)607637967
Named Person: Unita Blackwell; Unita Blackwell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Unita Blackwell; JoAnne Prichard Morris
ISBN: 0609610600 9780609610602
OCLC Number: 62509139
Description: xi, 258 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents Preface: Barefootin' is a Way of Life Part I Starting Out (1933 --
1964) 1. You Have the Power Within 2. You Can Make It 3 Let Nature Guide You 4. Look Out for Snakes 5. Trust God to Pull You Through 6. You Can Make a Difference II Breakin' Free (1964 --
1968) 7. Be Ready to Step Out 8. God Helps Those Who Help Themselves 9. Discover the Strength of Togetherness 10. Hold On and Pray 11. Dare to Challenge 12. Things May Get Worse before They Get Better 13. Focus on What Matters Most 14. Risk Your Heart for What's Right 15. Be Willing to Take Bold Action (and Cry Some, too) 16. Keep Looking Down the Road and Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around III Movin' On (1968 --
2005) 17. You Don't Always Have to Fight to Win (Free Yourself) 18. Explore Other Worlds, Other Ways 19. Think Big and Small 20. Tolerance is Trust 21. You Need Roots and Wings 22. Do All You Can and Then Step Aside 23. Just a Little Step Will Do Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: Barefooting
Responsibility: Unita Blackwell ; with JoAnne Pritchard Morris.
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In 1933, Unita Blackwell was born in a tiny Mississippi town where living was as hard as it gets. She grew up in a sharecropping family and left school at age twelve to make a living. But Unita was forever changed in 1964 when civil rights workers came to her town. Electrified, she transformed her life from despair to hope, and here she details her inspirational rise from poverty to power, from silence to outspokenness, from oppression to freedom. From her rebirth as a social activist to her tenure as mayor of her home town, to her work as an international peacemaker and presidential advisor, here are all the unlikely turns of Unita's remarkable life. The lessons she shares affirm and motivate us all, whether it's to remember that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, that world-changing movements are the result of many small steps, or that freedom means taking responsibility for our own lives and helping to make the world a better place for all.--From publisher description.

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