books by Constance Curry
Mississippi Harmony: Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter
, Constance Curry
In 1963, Winson Hudson finally registered to vote in Leake County, Mississippi, when she interpreted part of the state constitution by saying, “It meant what it said and it said what it meant.” Her first attempt had been in 1937. A lifelong native of the rural, all-black community of Harmony, Winson has lived through some of the most racially oppressive periods in her state’s history--and has devoted her life to combatting discrimination. ...
Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies)
, Constance Curry
University Press of Mississippi
Although Aaron Henry (1922-1997) was one of the nation's major grassroots fighters in the freedom movement on local, state, and national levels, his name has not yet been accorded its full recognition. This book reveals why Aaron Henry should be acknowledged, in the ranks of Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evers, as a truly influential crusader. Long before many of his contemporaries, he was a civil rights activist, but he preferred to stay out of ...
A place to stand. (At the well: women & the movement).: An article from: The Other Side
The Other Side
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“THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN GIVE OUR CHILDREN IS AN EDUCATION.” —Mae Bertha Carter In 1965, the Carters, an African American sharecropping family with thirteen children, took public officials at their word when they were offered “Freedom of Choice” to send their children to any school they wished, and so began their unforeseen struggle to desegregate the schools of Sunflower County, Mississippi. In this true account from the ...
The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement
Even forty years after the movement, the transition from son and grandson of Klansmen to field secretary of SNCC seems quite a journey. In the early 1960s, when Bob Zellner's professors though he was crazy for even wanting to do research on civil rights, it was nothing short of remarkable. Now, in his long-awaited memoir, Zellner tells how one white Alabamian joined ranks with the black students who were sitting-in, marching, fighting, and ...
The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare
, Constance Curry
A child caught in the horror of alcohol and drug addition. A mother helplessly standing by unable to save her. The Lost Years is the real life story of just such a mother and child, each giving their first-hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and despair. Kristina, the second of four children, tells how she turns to alcohol for comfort when she is thirteen. She gives a brutally honest description of her descent into addiction, ...
Deep in Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement
Joan C. Browning
University of Georgia Press
Deep in Our Hearts is an eloquent and powerful book that takes us into the lives of nine young women who came of age in the 1960s while committing themselves actively and passionately to the struggle for racial equality and justice. These compelling first-person accounts take us back to one of the most tumultuous periods in our nation’s history--to the early days of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Students for a ...
The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare by Kristina Wandzilak, Constance Curry ...
Constance Curry Kristina Wandzilak
The Human Tradition in the Civil Rights Movement (The Human Tradition in America)
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
The American civil rights movement represents one of the most remarkable social revolutions in all of world history. While no one would discount the significance of the leadership of Martin Luther King and others, we should also recognize that the fight could not have been waged without the countless foot soldiers in the trenches. As an important corrective to the traditional "great man" studies, these essays emphasize the importance ...
Silver Rights: The story of the Carter family's brave decision to send their children to an all-white school ...
This “sure-to-be-classic account of 1960s desegregation” (Los Angeles Times) tells the inspiring story of the Carters, black Mississippi sharecroppers who sent their children to integrate an all-white school system. “Silver Rights is pure gold!” (Julian Bond). Introduction by Marian Wright Edelman.
The Intolerable Burden (Video Tape: 56 Minutes, Color) (VHS)
First Fun/Icarus Films
Video Tape; won several national awards; 2003. From Back cover: In the autumn of 1965, sharecroppers Mae Bertha and Matthew Carter enrolled the youngest eight of their thirteen children in the public schools of Drew, Mississippi. Their decision to send the children to the formerly all white schools was in response to a "freedom of choice" plan. The plan was designed by the Drew school board to place the district in compliance with the provisions ...
[ [ [ Silver Rights[ SILVER RIGHTS ] By Curry, Constance ( Author )Oct-10-1996 Paperback
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