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The Resource Refuse to stand silently by : an oral history of grass roots social activism in America, 1921-1964, edited with an introduction by Eliot Wigginton

Refuse to stand silently by : an oral history of grass roots social activism in America, 1921-1964, edited with an introduction by Eliot Wigginton

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Refuse to stand silently by : an oral history of grass roots social activism in America, 1921-1964
Title
Refuse to stand silently by
Title remainder
an oral history of grass roots social activism in America, 1921-1964
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Eliot Wigginton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • All the men and women who tell their stories in Refuse to Stand Silently By played critical roles in some of the first--and most decisive--struggles for social justice America has experienced in this century. Yet none of them were elected or otherwise sanctioned to act on behalf of others. These are people who faced injustice and refused to stand silently by and allow it to continue. In this engrossing oral history they give not only firsthand reminiscences of seminal
  • events in the American labor and civil rights movements, but forthright narratives of their lives, their family and educational backgrounds, their early influences, and the unlikely roads that led them to activism. Through their words, a history of grass roots social activism in America emerges. Rosa Parks tells of the days preceding the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, precipitated by her refusal to give up her seat on a city bus. At that time she was a member of
  • the Montgomery NAACP, struggling to help blacks register to vote in the face of poll taxes, racist registration committees, and the Ku Klux Klan at the polls. Her memories detail the period that would, in many ways, fuel blacks' outrage in the South during the decades that followed. Pullman-car porter Edgar Daniel Nixon remembers how a boyhood exposure to integration in a Northern train-station cafeteria set him on a course that would one day compel him to defy a
  • Southern white passenger who demanded, "Go get that bag, boy!"--and to dedicate his life to the causes of labor and civil rights. Julian Bond recollects his experiences as a Northern-born middle-class black who organized student protestors in the strife-ridden South of the early 1960s. And Studs Terkel recalls his beginnings as a writer and social observer, and reflects on what we can learn from both the labor and the civil rights movements. These remarkable individuals
  • are among the many here who recount risking arrest--and often their lives--in order to battle the societal, political, and corporate institutions, laws, and philosophies that oppressed the common people. In the process, they chronicle how their actions resulted in the formation of unions, in the abolition of segregation laws, and in a living legacy of reform. Refuse to Stand Silently By is also the remarkable story of the Highlander Center, the renowned institution in
  • rural Tennessee that, for the past sixty years, has educated adults from all races and walks of life in how to fight injustice with grass roots activism. Indeed, it was the Highlander Center that empowered many of the individuals in this book with the knowledge and skills to fight and win crucial battles for human rights
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Wigginton, Eliot
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  • Highlander Research and Education Center (Knoxville, Tenn.)
  • Social movements
  • United States
Label
Refuse to stand silently by : an oral history of grass roots social activism in America, 1921-1964, edited with an introduction by Eliot Wigginton
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Greene communications book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. 1900-30: Childhoods That Produced Leaders of Unprecedented Social Change. Septima Clark. Edgar Daniel Nixon. May Justus. Ralph Tefferteller. Don West -- Ch. 2. 1930-40: The Place and the People That Transformed "I" into "We" May Justus and Don West. Zilla Hawes Daniel. Ralph Tefferteller. Lucille Thornburgh. Ralph Helstein -- Ch. 3. 1940-50: The War That Turned Industry's "Labor Problems" into Short-Term Solutions. Ralph Helstein. Rosa Parks. Bernice Robinson. Lucille Thornburgh. Don West. Pete Seeger -- Ch. 4. 1950-61: When Segregation and the Self-punishment of a Nation Were Called "Patriotism" Pete Seeger and Don West. Edgar Daniel Nixon. Rosa Parks. Septima Clark and Bernice Robinson. Ralph Helstein and Lucille Thornburgh. Bernice Robinson and May Justus -- Ch. 5. 1960-70: Highlander's Influence on a New Generation of Revolutionary Leaders. Pete Seeger. Andrew Young. Dorothy Cotton. Bernice Robinson. Septima Clark. Julian Bond. May Justus -- Ch. 6. A Retrospective: Where Are We Going? Where Have We Been? Studs Terkel. Julian Bond. Bernice Robinson. Don West. Edgar Daniel Nixon. Andrew Young. Dorothy Cotton. Septima Clark. Pete Seeger
Control code
ocm24467569
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 430 pages
Isbn
9780385175722
Lccn
91031101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24467569
  • (Sirsi) a310900
Label
Refuse to stand silently by : an oral history of grass roots social activism in America, 1921-1964, edited with an introduction by Eliot Wigginton
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Greene communications book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. 1900-30: Childhoods That Produced Leaders of Unprecedented Social Change. Septima Clark. Edgar Daniel Nixon. May Justus. Ralph Tefferteller. Don West -- Ch. 2. 1930-40: The Place and the People That Transformed "I" into "We" May Justus and Don West. Zilla Hawes Daniel. Ralph Tefferteller. Lucille Thornburgh. Ralph Helstein -- Ch. 3. 1940-50: The War That Turned Industry's "Labor Problems" into Short-Term Solutions. Ralph Helstein. Rosa Parks. Bernice Robinson. Lucille Thornburgh. Don West. Pete Seeger -- Ch. 4. 1950-61: When Segregation and the Self-punishment of a Nation Were Called "Patriotism" Pete Seeger and Don West. Edgar Daniel Nixon. Rosa Parks. Septima Clark and Bernice Robinson. Ralph Helstein and Lucille Thornburgh. Bernice Robinson and May Justus -- Ch. 5. 1960-70: Highlander's Influence on a New Generation of Revolutionary Leaders. Pete Seeger. Andrew Young. Dorothy Cotton. Bernice Robinson. Septima Clark. Julian Bond. May Justus -- Ch. 6. A Retrospective: Where Are We Going? Where Have We Been? Studs Terkel. Julian Bond. Bernice Robinson. Don West. Edgar Daniel Nixon. Andrew Young. Dorothy Cotton. Septima Clark. Pete Seeger
Control code
ocm24467569
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 430 pages
Isbn
9780385175722
Lccn
91031101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24467569
  • (Sirsi) a310900

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