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Ready from Within: A First Person Narrative / Edition 1
     

Ready from Within: A First Person Narrative / Edition 1

by Cynthia Stokes Brown
 

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ISBN-10: 0865431744

ISBN-13: 2900865431743

Pub. Date: 04/28/1990

Publisher: Africa World Press

Septima Clarke played one of the most essential, but little-recognized roles in the Civil Rights Movement. Born in 1898 in Charleston, South Carolina, she was a public school teacher until 1956, when she was dismissed for refusing to disavow her membership in the National Association for the advancement of Colored People. Subsequently, she worked for the Highlander

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Septima Clarke played one of the most essential, but little-recognized roles in the Civil Rights Movement. Born in 1898 in Charleston, South Carolina, she was a public school teacher until 1956, when she was dismissed for refusing to disavow her membership in the National Association for the advancement of Colored People. Subsequently, she worked for the Highlander Folk School, helping to set up Citizenship Schools throughout the South where Black adults could learn to read and prepare to vote. During the 1960s she worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was a close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From 1978 to 1983 she served as the first Black woman on the Charleston School Board. This is a first-person narrative of her life in the context of the Civil Rights Movement. Her story constitutes a major thread in the tapestry of that movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900865431743
Publisher:
Africa World Press
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Edition description:
AWP ED.
Pages:
145

Table of Contents

Introduction
Searching3
Finding Septima Clark6
Finding Rosa Parks13
Septima's Story
Part IThe Movement
Judge Waring23
The Turning Point30
Dismissal35
Highlander and the First Citizenship School41
Raid on Highlander55
All Over the Deep South60
Non-Violent Resistance71
The Role of Women77
Part IIThe Beginning and the End
Septima's Childhood87
Teaching, Marriage, and Children103
Retirement and Contentment119
Chronology128
Note on Sources131

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