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Waste one woman's fight against America's dirty secret

Author: Catherine Coleman Flowers; Bryan Stevenson
Publisher: New York London The New Press 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Catherine Flowers grew up in Lowndes County, Alabama, a place that's been called "Bloody Lowndes" because of its violent, racist history. Once the epicenter of the voting rights struggle, today it's Ground Zero for a new movement that is Flowers's life's work. It's a fight to ensure human dignity through a right most Americans take for granted: basic sanitation. Too many people, especially the rural poor, lack an  Read more...
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Named Person: Catherine Coleman Flowers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Coleman Flowers; Bryan Stevenson
ISBN: 9781620976081 1620976080
OCLC Number: 1225614430
Accession No: (DE-627)1726206998 (DE-599)KXP1726206998 (OCoLC)1225614430
Description: xi, 208 Seiten
Responsibility: Catherine Coleman Flowers ; foreword by Bryan Stevenson.

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"Catherine Flowers grew up in Lowndes County, Alabama, a place that's been called "Bloody Lowndes" because of its violent, racist history. Once the epicenter of the voting rights struggle, today it's Ground Zero for a new movement that is Flowers's life's work. It's a fight to ensure human dignity through a right most Americans take for granted: basic sanitation. Too many people, especially the rural poor, lack an affordable means of disposing cleanly of the waste from their toilets, and, as a consequence, live amid filth. Flowers calls this America's dirty secret. In this powerful book she tells the story of systemic class, racial, and geographic prejudice that foster Third World conditions, not just in Alabama, but across America, in Appalachia, Central California, coastal Florida, Alaska, the urban Midwest, and on Native American reservations in the West. Flowers's book is the inspiring story of the evolution of an activist, from country girl to student civil rights organizer to environmental justice champion at Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative. It shows how sanitation is becoming too big a problem to ignore as climate change brings sewage to more backyards, and not only those of poor minorities"

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Praise for Waste:"Throughout her plainspoken account, Flowers exhibits a prodigious forbearance. The effect is wrenching, as if she had succeeded in Agee's plan to tear out a piece of the very body Read more...

 
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