The Resource Civil rights journey : the story of a white southerner coming of age during the civil rights revolution, (electronic resource)

Civil rights journey : the story of a white southerner coming of age during the civil rights revolution, (electronic resource)

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Civil rights journey : the story of a white southerner coming of age during the civil rights revolution
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Civil rights journey
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the story of a white southerner coming of age during the civil rights revolution
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Civil Rights Journey recounts the coming of age of a young man shaped early by the crucibles of polio and segregation (both by decree and by custom) and later by that of the civil rights movement. Joe Howells story depicts the effects of human vulnerability and of human cruelty. The lingering effects of polio made him at times the object of bullying and derision, perhaps thus increasing his sensitivity to such cruelties manifested in the system of segregation. The reader shares the hopes, doubts, and at times despair that form Joe as he tries to wrest meaning from his experiences and determine what his path in life should be. Civil Rights Journey offers the reader a multilayered account of a young man born in the precivil rights South, sheltered by a code of customs that privileged the white middle class at the expense of blacks and poor whites, and of his formation and moral development shaped by his civil rights journey. (From the foreword by Janet Hampton)Joseph Howell has written a remarkable memoir. He takes us on a journey to rural Georgia at the height of the civil rights movement and the rise of black power. His account of his struggles to work with black activists to make change in communities deeply marred by entrenched issues of racism and social injustice is honest and passionate. Through Howell's fresh and complex narrative, we come to a rich understanding of the vital role white people can play in racial justice movements and the complex terrain they enter as they struggle to build new kinds of relationships with black activists and with "regular folks." These issues remain compelling today and contemporary readers will be profoundly moved as they accompany Howell through his struggles to make sense of the world and of his life in a time of historic racial change. Mark R. WarrenHarvard UniversityAuthor of Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial JusticeCivil Rights Journey by Joseph Howell is a truly wonderful piece of writing. Joe Howells personal story in the first section of the book is deeply moving and provides a beautiful frame for their Albany journal. As the Howells work with black SNCC workers in Albany, Georgia, they offer the reader a rare view of the civil rights movement during this important time. His powerful, honest book will be read and loved by many.William FerrisUniversity of North CarolinaFormer chair, National Endowment for the Humanities
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Howell, Joseph T
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  • Howell, Joseph T
  • Howell, Joseph T.
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Davidson College
  • Electronic books
  • Nashville (Tenn.)
  • North Carolina
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Civil rights journey : the story of a white southerner coming of age during the civil rights revolution, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12076287
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Civil rights journey : the story of a white southerner coming of age during the civil rights revolution, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12076287
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12076287
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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MWT12076287
Specific material designation
remote
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12076287
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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