Freedom Writer: The Letters of Virginia Foster Dunn / Edition 1

Freedom Writer: The Letters of Virginia Foster Dunn / Edition 1

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by Patricia Sullivan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041594516X

ISBN-13: 9780415945165

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Virginia Foster Durr was a monumental champion for civil rights. A white southerner who returned to Alabama in 1951 after twenty years in Washington, she was horrified to revisit the racism of her childhood. She wrote hundreds of letters - humorous, sharp and observant - to her friends up north, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, Hugo Black

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Virginia Foster Durr was a monumental champion for civil rights. A white southerner who returned to Alabama in 1951 after twenty years in Washington, she was horrified to revisit the racism of her childhood. She wrote hundreds of letters - humorous, sharp and observant - to her friends up north, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, Hugo Black and C. Vann Woodward.
Published on the 100th anniversary of Durr's birth, her letters offer a distinctive glimpse into the day-to-day battles for racial justice at a pivotal moment in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415945165
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part One: Coming Home, 1951-1955
Part Two: The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Rise of Massive Resistance, 1956-1960
Part Three: The Movement at High Tide, 1961-1965
Part Four: 1966-1968
Epilogue
Index

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Freedom Writer: The Letters of Virginia Foster Dunn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MirandyRose More than 1 year ago
would love this in a nook book!