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"Only recently are scholars beginning to pay full attention to the key role women played during the Civil Rights Movement. Going South is an important portrait of an often overlooked group whose work—both behind the scenes and on the front lines—helped transform our nation."
-Marian Wright Edelman,President, Children's Defense Fund
"A well-written, serious, and important book. I learned a great deal from this interesting and rich study."
-Joyce Antler,author of The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America
"These oral histories are compelling and fascinating, and reclaim a history previously unavailable to us. An original and important contribution."
-Deborah Dash Moore,coeditor of Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia
"More than an account of the Jewish women who went South to help in the Civil Rights Movement in the sixties, Debra Schultz has produced a fascinating investigation into the relationship between these women and their parents, their black colleagues in the movement, the Jewish communities in the Southern states, and their final difficult decision to leave the movement. Going South should be read by everyone interested in this vitally important period of American history."
-Helen Suzman,former Member of South African Parliament
"A fascinating text which adds to our understanding of recent Jewish Left and feminist politics and activism."
-Australian Jewish News,Aug. 2001