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The Resource Freedom writer : Virginia Foster Durr, letters from the civil rights years, edited by Patricia Sullivan

Freedom writer : Virginia Foster Durr, letters from the civil rights years, edited by Patricia Sullivan

Label
Freedom writer : Virginia Foster Durr, letters from the civil rights years
Title
Freedom writer
Title remainder
Virginia Foster Durr, letters from the civil rights years
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patricia Sullivan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Virginia Foster Durr (1903-1999) was a monumental champion of civil rights and yet, as a privileged white southern woman, an unlikely one. Freedom Writer is a collection of her letters from across three decades of struggle for the cause of racial equality. In 1951, returning to her native Alabama after a twenty-year absence, Durr was deeply affronted by the same unchecked racism she recalled from her childhood. To help understand the South and battle her sense of isolation, Durr wrote hundreds of letters-humorous, sharp, and observant-to her friends outside the region, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, Hugo Black, Jessica Mitford, and C. Vann Woodward. Durr wrote from the movement's front lines-the sit-ins, freedom rides, and student protests. Moving in the same circles as Rosa Parks, E.D. Nixon, Martin Luther King Jr., and others, she often risked her life to serve as a bridge between blacks and whites during dangerous times. Book jacket."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.D8848
LC item number
A4 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Freedom writer : Virginia Foster Durr, letters from the civil rights years, edited by Patricia Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2003 by Routledge
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
Going home to Alabama, 1951-1955 -- The Montgomery bus boycott and after, 1956-1960 -- The movement at high tide, 1961-1965 -- "A big change has come," 1966-1968
Control code
5889429
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 442 pages
Isbn
9780820328218
Lccn
2005025333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61529756
  • (OCoLC)61529756
Label
Freedom writer : Virginia Foster Durr, letters from the civil rights years, edited by Patricia Sullivan
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2003 by Routledge
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
Going home to Alabama, 1951-1955 -- The Montgomery bus boycott and after, 1956-1960 -- The movement at high tide, 1961-1965 -- "A big change has come," 1966-1968
Control code
5889429
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 442 pages
Isbn
9780820328218
Lccn
2005025333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61529756
  • (OCoLC)61529756

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