Deep in Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement

Deep in Our Hearts Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement Deep in Our Hearts is an eloquent and powerful book that takes us into the lives of nine young women who came of age in the s while committing themselves actively and passionately to the struggle

  • Title: Deep in Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement
  • Author: Constance Curry Joan C. Browning Dorothy Dawson Burlage
  • ISBN: 9780820322667
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Deep in Our Hearts is an eloquent and powerful book that takes us into the lives of nine young women who came of age in the 1960s while committing themselves actively and passionately to the struggle for racial equality and justice 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 StDeep in Our Hearts is an eloquent and powerful book that takes us into the lives of nine young women who came of age in the 1960s while committing themselves actively and passionately to the struggle for racial equality and justice 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 Nonviolent 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 The book delves into the hearts of the women to ask searching questions Why did they, of all the white women growing up in their hometowns, cross the color line in the days of segregation and join the Southern Freedom Movement What did they see, do, think, and feel in those uncertain but hopeful days And how did their experiences shape the rest of their lives

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    1. I love this book.This book tells the story of nine white women who were leaders in the Civil Rights movement, each told in her own words. They joined early. They were from both the north and the south. They each began to understand and resist segregation and racism from a variety of different angles, moving in and out of each other’s lives as they work on the major southern civil rights struggles; the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenge in 1963, Freedom Summer, they were at the plan [...]

    2. I've read 2 chapters (Patch and Del Pozzo) in this book which is a set of essays written by white women who who were leaders in the Civil Rights movement. Interesting people, troubling times. I liked that it was writen much later so that the essays are reflections on their entire lives with thoughts of how their work has impacted them.

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