Women Activists In The Fight For Georgia School Desegregation 1958 1961

Author: Rebecca H. Dartt
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147660004X
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"In 1958, groups of dedicated mothers began grassroots meetings that soon spread throughout Georgia, eventually culminating in the formation of Help Our Public Education (HOPE, Inc.). This is the history of the women's movement that was integral in desegregating Georgia schools"--Provided by publisher.

Fifteen Red Roses

Author: Ann W. Yearwood
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1973623900
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In the fall of 1962, Eve Windham begins her high school teaching career with enthusiasmIll be the best teacher they ever had! By the spring of 1969, the power of the civil rights movement reaches Janus County, resulting in a court order to integrate the public schools the next fall. Eve must face the challenge of possible violence with courage. Persevere with her to create new grading systems and group activities for her mixed classes. Ride with her to transport contestants and judge debate competitions. Sit with her in long, continuous meetings for the boys and girls. Laugh and cry with her in the interactions with family, colleagues, and administrators. Pray with her as she seeks to interpret for her teenagers war and death in Vietnam, bitter disappointment, baffling college standards and demonstrations, and a shifting culture. Then you may rightly judge the significance of Fifteen Red Roses, one for each year she taught us.

Visible Empire

Author: Hannah Pittard
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544748980
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An epic novel—based on true events—of love, grief, race, and wealth, charting a single sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged On a humid summer day, the phones begin to ring: disaster has struck. Chateau de Sully, a Boeing 707 chartered to ferry home more than one hundred of Atlanta’s most prominent citizens from a European jaunt, crashed in Paris shortly after takeoff. It is the second-deadliest disaster in the history of aviation. Overnight, the city of Atlanta changes. Left behind are children, spouses, lovers, and friends faced with renegotiating their lives. Robert, a newspaper editor, must decide if he can reconnect with his beloved but estranged wife, whose swindler parents have left her penniless. Nineteen-year-old Piedmont Dobbs, recently denied admission to an integrated school, senses a moment of uncertain opportunity. And Mayor Ivan Allen is tasked with the job of moving Atlanta forward—the hedonism of the 60s and the urgency of the Civil Rights movement at his city’s doorstep. Visible Empire is the story of a husband and wife who can’t begin to understand each other until chaos drives them to clarity. It’s a story of the promise and hope that remain in the wake of crisis.

Georgia Women

Author: Kathleen Ann Clark
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820337854
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Second editor for v. 2: Kathleen Ann Clark.

Tanu Women

Author: Susan Geiger
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780435072544
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In this book, Susan Geiger establishes gender as a category of analysis that not only situates women in African political life, but also compels readers to reformulate concepts such as "nationalism" and the "state". By highlighting the key role women played in the nationalist struggle in Tanganyika, Geiger dispels "metanarratives" of African nationalism that privilege Western-educated African male elites and generally conceive African nationalism as an imported ideology.

Everybody S Grandmother And Nobody S Fool

Author: Kathryn L. Nasstrom
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801437823
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Frances Freeborn Pauley, a white woman who grew up in the segregated South, has devoted most of her ninety-four years to the battle against discrimination and prejudice. A champion of civil rights and racial justice and an advocate for the poor and disenfranchised, Pauley's tenacity as an activist and the length of her career are remarkable. She is also a consummate storyteller; for decades, she has shared her words with activists, students, and scholars who have found their way to her door. Kathryn L. Nasstrom uses rich oral history material, recorded by herself and others, to present Frances Pauley in her own words. Pauley's life has encompassed much of the last century of extraordinary social change in the South, a life touching and touched by famous figures from southern politics and the civil rights movement. Highlights of Pauley's career in the public eye include a friendship with Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, encounters with several of Georgia's civil-rights-era governors, and a meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt. A skillful political organizer, Pauley was involved in decades of community mobilization, repeated efforts to educate politicians and the public about the origins and nature of poverty, and lobbying for unpopular causes. "People are born into a certain way of living," she says. "It takes a jolt to get out of it. It doesn't really mean that they're all that mean and bad, but it takes a jolt to make them see that maybe they could make a change." In a deft blend of biography and memoir, Nasstrom explains Pauley's historical significance and places her story in the context of developments in Georgia politics and the civil rights movement. Even as it contributes to the political history of Georgia and the South, affording insight of unusual depth on familiar issues and events, the book preserves one woman's story in the still largely undocumented history of southern women's social and political activism in the twentieth century. Pauley's experiences serve as a window on the lives of all those women and men who, town by town and state by state, made momentous change not only possible but also inescapable.