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Deep in our hearts : nine white women in the Freedom Movement / Constance Curry ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Curry, Constance, 1933-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Athens, GA : University of Georgia Press, c2000Description: xv, 400 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0820322660 (alk. paper); 9780820322667 (alk. paper); 0820324191; 9780820324197.Subject(s): Women civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography | Women, White -- United States -- Biography | African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Race relations | Southern States -- Race relationsDDC classification: 323/.092/273 Other classification: MG 70968
Contents:
Wild geese to the past / Constance Curry -- Shiloh witness / Joan C. Browning --Truths of the heart / Dorothy Dawson Burlage -- Sweet tea of Shoney's / Penny Patch -- The feel of a blue note / Theresa Del Pozzo -- Circle of trust / Sue Thrasher -- They sent us this white girl / Elaine Delott Baker -- From Africa to Mississippi / Emmie Schrader Adams -- Fields of blue / Casey Hayden.
Review: "These compelling first-person accounts take us back to one of the most tumultuous periods in our nation's history - to the early days of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the Albany Freedom Ride, voter registration drives and lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Summer, the 1964 Democratic Convention, and the rise of Black Power and the women's movement."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes index.

Wild geese to the past / Constance Curry -- Shiloh witness / Joan C. Browning --Truths of the heart / Dorothy Dawson Burlage -- Sweet tea of Shoney's / Penny Patch -- The feel of a blue note / Theresa Del Pozzo -- Circle of trust / Sue Thrasher -- They sent us this white girl / Elaine Delott Baker -- From Africa to Mississippi / Emmie Schrader Adams -- Fields of blue / Casey Hayden.

"These compelling first-person accounts take us back to one of the most tumultuous periods in our nation's history - to the early days of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the Albany Freedom Ride, voter registration drives and lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Summer, the 1964 Democratic Convention, and the rise of Black Power and the women's movement."--BOOK JACKET.

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Library Journal Review

In these absorbing essays, nine white women write about their experiences in the Freedom Movement of the 1960s and how it shaped their lives. They come from diverse backgrounds: Southern and Northern, poor and middle-class. Each discusses how her upbringing prepared her for participation in the movement, the exhilaration of fighting for justice during Freedom Summer at sit-ins or registration drives, her grief when whites were later expelled from the movement, and the lasting impact of the movement on her life. Also interesting is each contributor's perspective on gender issues during the Civil Rights era and her individual response to the nascent women's movement. All of the authors were connected to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and knew each other slightly, which leads to some repetition of incidents when the book is read cover to cover. But, taken individually, each story is a powerful testament to a time when the goal of universal justice was in sight. An excellent choice for any library with a strong Civil Rights or women's studies collection.ÄDeirdre Bray Root, Middletown P.L., OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

These autobiographical essays are an important contribution to the growing literature of the Civil Rights Movement. The early entry of the nine women into the movement and their participation in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) give the volume a special view of the explosive issues that shook the nation in the 1960s. They were a diverse group of white women from the north and south, from various religious backgrounds, and from both rural and urban places; most were strongly affected by their mothers and by Ella Baker, everyone's friend and counselor. They tell familiar stories of dangerous situations and risky adventures, especially during the "Freedom Summer" of 1964. Most understood the division between black and white women and the need for black leadership in SNCC. They generally minimize the conflicts within the organization on the questions of gender, race, and sex, but deeply regretted SNCC's change to a "black only" organization, not only because of the political and cultural losses, but also because of the loss of the "Beloved Community." The women reveal a strong religious search for meaning and authenticity in addition to the goals of justice and equality. All collections. L. H. Grothaus; emeritus, Concordia University

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