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The Resource The hands of peace, Marione Ingram ; foreword by Thelton Henderson

The hands of peace, Marione Ingram ; foreword by Thelton Henderson

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The hands of peace
Title
The hands of peace
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Marione Ingram ; foreword by Thelton Henderson
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hands of peace
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a Holocaust survivors fight for civil rights in the American South
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Language
eng
Summary
"Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram survived the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, only to find when she came to the United States that racism was as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe. Moving first to New York and then to Washington, DC, Marione joined the burgeoning civil rights movement, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspects of life in the nation's capital, including the denial of voting rights. She was a volunteer in the legendary March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, and she was an organizer of an extended sit-in to support the Mississippi Freedom Party. In 1964, at the urging of civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, Marione went south to Mississippi. There, she worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and taught African American youth at one of the country's controversial freedom schools. With her boldness came threats--white supremacists made ominous calls and left a blazing cross in front of her school--and an arrest and conviction. She narrowly escaped a three-month prison sentence. As a white woman and a Holocaust escapee, Marione was perhaps the most unlikely of heroes in the American civil rights movement; and yet, her core belief in the equality of all people, regardless of race or religion, did not waver and she refused to be quieted, refused to accept bigotry. This empowering, true story offers a rare up close view of the civil rights movement. It is a story of conviction and courage--a reminder of how far the rights movement has come and the progress that still needs to be made."--Page 2 of book jacket
Summary
Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram survived the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, only to find when she came to the United States that racism was as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe
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autobiography
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10435276
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BTCTA
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Ingram, Marione
Dewey number
323.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1933-
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Henderson, Thelton E.
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  • Ingram, Marione
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
  • Congress of Racial Equality
  • Mississippi Freedom Project
  • Civil rights
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
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a Holocaust survivor's fight for civil rights in the American South
Label
The hands of peace, Marione Ingram ; foreword by Thelton Henderson
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"A Holocaust survivor's fight for civil rights in the American South"--Book jacket
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text
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ocn890180942
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 177 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632202895
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(Hardcover)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)890180942
Label
The hands of peace, Marione Ingram ; foreword by Thelton Henderson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Holocaust survivor's fight for civil rights in the American South"--Book jacket
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn890180942
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 177 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632202895
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)890180942

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