Tracing the stories of the more than 2,500 women who staffed Mississippi's CDGM preschool centers, Sanders's book remembers women who went beyond teaching children their shapes and colors to challenge the state's closed political system and white supremacist ideology and offers a profound example for future community organizing in the South.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Series:||The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||5 MB|
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An extraordinary work, rich and revealing, A Chance for Change challenges common assumptions about what the movement was. I doubt any work on the struggle captures the process of individual transformation as vividly as this one does. At the same time, knowing that CDGM lost support because it was too successful changes our conceptions of what the War on Poverty might have been."—Charles M. Payne, author of I've Got the Light of Freedom