"An important contribution to the growing literature of the Civil Rights Movement."
"A powerful testament to a time when the goal of universal justice was in sight."
"These oral histories provide a range of perspectives on an important period. . . . Full of vivid insights into what really happened during those troubled times."
"A wonderful portrayal of young women with deep and open hearts. They faced danger by daring to be traitors to their race and class; they also learned to face their own families and their fears. This is an invaluable and unique look at a hidden chapter in the history of the civil rights movement."
"Riveting . . . Particularly powerful is the retrospective wisdom in the book, and the sharing about where the civil rights movement led these women."
"A marvelous collection of memoirs . . . Despite the voluminous scholarship on that movement, their stories constitute a missing piece of the puzzle, one that can only be known when it is told by those who lived it. . . . The early years of the civil rights movement have given us many images of courage and liberation. Deep in Our Hearts adds one more dimension to those stories with writing that is direct, honest, and occasionally lyrical."
—Journal of Southern History
"A moving collection . . . For scholars of the movement, Deep in Our Hearts offers rich personal recollections of many of the movement's most famous events, from the story of organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to the frantic search for murdered civil rights workers during the summer of 1964. The collection would also be a wonderful tool in the classroom because the stories make clear how the lives of these young white women were forever changed by their involvement in the movement."
"Every one of these stories brims with intelligence, eloquence, and courage."
—Los Angeles Times
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