My Soul Looks Back in Wonder

My Soul Looks Back in Wonder

Voices of the Civil Rights Experience

Book - 2004
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Sterling
"More than 30 people tell personal stories about the nonviolent struggle for civil rights, then and now, not only the leaders but also ordinary citizens who bear witness to “transforming moments” when they suddenly found the courage to try to change things. David Dinkins, New York City’s first black mayor, served with the U.S. Marines in World War II; at home, he had to use the back of the bus. A white woman remembers herself as a child after the Birmingham murders (“My worst fear was that my father might be a member of the Klan”). David Halberstam provides an excellent overview; Williams’ brief, clear notes introduce each eyewitness account; and the combination of analysis and intimacy with powerful documentary photos makes for gripping narrative. Best of all are the connections with contemporary struggles for equality, including those of immigrants, the poor, and the disabled. Marion Wright Edelman’s final impassioned essay speaks for the millions of all races who continue to be “left behind in our land of plenty.”--Booklist

“David Halberstam provides an excellent overview...the combination of analysis and intimacy with powerful documentary photos makes for gripping narrative. Best of all are the connections with contemporary struggles for equality.”—Booklist. “Individual transformation is the organizing theme...The stories seem fresh because events played out differently for each contributor.”—Washington Post.


Baker & Taylor
Presents the personal stories from more than thirty people about the civil rights movement in the United States.

Publisher: New York : AARP/Sterling, c2004
ISBN: 9781402714153
1402714157
Branch Call Number: 323.4 WIL
Characteristics: xxiii, 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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