Deep in Our Hearts
Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement

Constance Curry, Joan C. Browning, Dorothy Dawson Burlage, Penny Patch, Theresa Del Pozzo, Sue Thrasher, Elaine DeLott Baker, Emmie Schrader Adams, and Casey Hayden

The compelling story of nine young activists

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"These essays—insightful, warm, funny, committed, illuminating—teach us as much about this country as about their authors, as much about the present as about the past. The book is a very important contribution toward helping us understand the freedom movement as human experience."
—Charles Payne, Duke University

"An important contribution to the growing literature of the Civil Rights Movement."
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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 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?
Page count: 416 pp.
Illustrated
Trim size: 6 x 9

 



Paper
List price: $30.95
978-0-8203-2419-7
3/29/2002

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