My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered

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The almost unfathomable courage and the undying faith that propelled the Civil Rights Movement are brilliantly captured in these moving personal recollections. Here are the voices of leaders and followers, of ordinary people who became extraordinary in the face of turmoil and violence. From the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1956 to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, these are the peeople who fought the epic battle: Rosa Parks, Andrew Young, Ralph Abernathy, Hosea Williams, Fannie Lou Hamer, and others, ...

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Overview

The almost unfathomable courage and the undying faith that propelled the Civil Rights Movement are brilliantly captured in these moving personal recollections. Here are the voices of leaders and followers, of ordinary people who became extraordinary in the face of turmoil and violence. From the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1956 to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, these are the peeople who fought the epic battle: Rosa Parks, Andrew Young, Ralph Abernathy, Hosea Williams, Fannie Lou Hamer, and others, both black and white, who participated in sit-ins, Freedom Rides, voter drives, and campaigns for school and university integration.

Here, too, are voices from the "Down-Home Resistance" that supported George Wallace, Bull Connor, and the "traditions" of the Old South—voices that conjure up the frightening terrain on which the battle was fought. My Soul is Rested is a powerful document of social and political history, as well as a magnificent tribute to those who made history happen.

This moving oral history covers events from the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 until the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968.

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"So touching, so exhilirating … no book for a long time has left me so moved or so happy."
—Anthony Lewis, The New York Times Book Review

"Deeply affecting and searingly vivid"
Atlanta Journal

"Remarkable … the realities of our social history are described in a kind of magnificent humaneness."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140067538
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1983
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 473,265
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 7.73 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments A Chronology of the Civil Rights Movement in the Deep South, 1955-68
Introduction Prelude: James Farmer
Book One: I. The Beginning
Montgomery, 1955
E.D. Nixon Rosa L. Parks E.D. Nixon Bayard Rustin Yancey Martin T.M. Alexander, Sr.
Joseph E. Lowery Interlude: John Lewis
II. Black Surprise
The Student Sit-Ins and the Birth of SNCC Franklin McCain Julian Bond and Lonnie King John Calhoun John Lewis Julian Bond Connie Curry
III: Freedom Riders
James Farmer Hank Thomas JOhn Lewis James Farmer
Interlude: Ruby Hurley
IV: Alabama
The Battleground State Part One: Birmingham Ed Gardner Andrew Marrisett Abraham Wood Fred L. Shuttlesworth Sid Smyer Ben Allen and Glenn V. Evans Chuck Morgan Chris McNair

Part Two: Selma Albert Turner Willie Bolden Albert Turner Wilson Baker Sheyann Webb John Lewis Willie Bolden Sheyann Webb John Lewis Julian Bond Wilson Baker Memories of the March Joseph E. Lowery Andrew Durgan
Interlude: Timothy Jenkins and Lonnie King
V. Mississippi
SNCC and the Home-Grown Heroes Amzie Moore Lawrence Guyot Charles Cobb Fannie Lou Hamer Ivanhoe Donaldson Hartman Turnbow Julian Bond Lawrence Guyot Ruby Hurley Dave Dennis Mary Dora Jones Harry Bowie Marion Barry Lawrence Guyot
Interlude: Dick Gregory
Book Two: I: The Down-Home Resistance Robert Patterson John Patterson Sol Tepper Bobby Shelton J.B. Stoner
II. Higher Education
Autherine Lucy Foster Ben Allen Vivian Malone Jones Hamilton Holmes
III. Lawyers and Lawmen
Nicholas Katzenbach Elbert Tuttle Arthur Shores Herbert Jenkins Everette Little Laurie Pritchett
IV. Reporters
Eugene Patterson Richard Valeriani Tony Hefferman Wendell Hoffman Claude Sitton Neil Maxwell Nelson Benton William Bradford Huie
Interlude
Roy Harris and Myles Horton
V. Assorted Rebels
Nannie Washburn Helen Bullard Charles R. Sims
VI. Black Camelot
Andrew Young Dorothy Cotton Hosea Williams Randolph Blackwell Willie Bolden Leon Hall J.T. Johnson
Interlude
Benjamin Mays and Martin Luther King, Sr.
Recessional
Ralph David Abernathy Index

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