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Author Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987

Title Ready from within : Septima Clark and the civil rights movement / edited with an introduction by Cynthia Stokes Brown
Published Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press, Inc., [1990]


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 MELB  323.4092 Bro/Rfw  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 134 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction: Searching ; Finding Septima Clark ; Finding Rosa Parks / Cynthia Stokes Brown -- Septima's story. Part I, The civil rights movement: Judge Waring ; The turning point ; Dismissal ; Highlander and the first citizenship school ; Raid on Highlander ; All over the Deep South ; Non-violent resistance ; The role of women -- Part II, The beginning and the end: Septima's childhood ; Teaching, marriage and children ; Retirement and contentment -- Chronology
Summary "Septima Clark 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 teacher in the public schools until 1956, when she was fired 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. She currently lives in Charleston, where from 1978 to 1983 she served as the first black woman on the 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"--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-134)
Subject Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987.
African Americans -- Civil rights
African Americans -- Biography
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography
African Americans.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights workers.
Race relations.
United States -- Race relations
United States.
Genre/Form Biography
Author Brown, Cynthia Stokes
LC no. 90080668
ISBN 9780865431744
Other Titles Septima Clark and the civil rights movement