The Resource A chance for change: : Head Start and Mississippi's black freedom struggle, Crystal R. Sanders, (electronic resource)

A chance for change: : Head Start and Mississippi's black freedom struggle, Crystal R. Sanders, (electronic resource)

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A chance for change: : Head Start and Mississippi's black freedom struggle
Title
A chance for change:
Title remainder
Head Start and Mississippi's black freedom struggle
Statement of responsibility
Crystal R. Sanders
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Language
eng
Summary
In this innovative study, Crystal Sanders explores how working-class black women, in collaboration with the federal government, created the Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM) in 1965, a Head Start program that not only gave poor black children access to early childhood education but also provided black women with greater opportunities for political activism during a crucial time in the unfolding of the civil rights movement. Women who had previously worked as domestics and sharecroppers secured jobs through CDGM as teachers and support staff and earned higher wages. The availability of jobs independent of the local white power structure afforded these women the freedom to vote in elections and petition officials without fear of reprisal. But CDGM's success antagonized segregationists at both the local and state levels who eventually defunded it. Tracing the stories of the more than 2,500 women who staffed Mississippi's CDGM preschool centers, Sanders's book remembers women who went beyond teaching children their shapes and colors to challenge the state's closed political system and white supremacist ideology and offers a profound example for future community organizing in the South
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Midwest
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Sanders, Crystal
Dewey number
323.1196/0730762
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
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  • African Americans
  • African American women
  • African American teachers and the community
  • Poor children
  • African Americans
  • Child Development Group of Mississippi
  • Head Start programs
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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A chance for change: : Head Start and Mississippi's black freedom struggle, Crystal R. Sanders, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11720453
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multicolored
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MWT11720453
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11720453
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A chance for change: : Head Start and Mississippi's black freedom struggle, Crystal R. Sanders, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11720453
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11720453
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11720453
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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