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Freedom's Teacher

The Life Of Septima Clark

By Katherine Mellen Charron

In the mid-1950s, Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), a former public school teacher, developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and then to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. In this vibrantly written biography, Katherine Charron demonstrates Clark's crucial role--and the role of many black women teachers--in making education a cornerstone of the twentieth-century freedom struggle. Using Clark's life as a lens, Charron sheds valuable new light on southern black women's activism in national, state, and judicial politics, from the Progressive Era to the civil rights movement and beyond.

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Format: Book
Author: Charron, Katherine Mellen
Title: Freedom's teacher : the life of Septima Clark / Katherine Mellen Charron.
Publisher Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2009.
Subject: Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987. African American women political activists -- Southern States -- Biography. African American civil rights workers -- Southern States -- Biography. Civil rights workers -- Southern States -- Biography. African American women teachers -- South Carolina -- Biography. African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century. African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century. Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Isbn: 9780807833322 (cloth : alk. paper) 0807833320 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780807872222 (pbk.) 0807872229 (pbk.)
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Call Number: B Clark
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Format: Book
Author: Charron, Katherine Mellen.
Title: Freedom's teacher : the life of Septima Clark / Katherine Mellen Charron.
Publisher, Date: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2009.
Description: xvi, 462 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987.
Subjects: African American women political activists -- Southern States -- Biography.
Subjects: African American civil rights workers -- Southern States -- Biography.
Subjects: Civil rights workers -- Southern States -- Biography.
Subjects: African American women teachers -- South Carolina -- Biography.
Subjects: African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Other Author: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Center for the Study of the American South
Notes: "Published with the assistance of the Center for the Study of the American South of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"--T.p. verso.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-451) and index.
Contents: Introduction : Septima Clark's civil rights movement -- Home lessons -- Taking up the work -- Singing the blues in the new Reconstruction -- Political training grounds -- The battle transformed -- Crossing Broad -- Bridging past and future -- A fight for respect -- Similar and yet different -- Epilogue : A right to the tree of life -- Appendix : South Carolina educational statistics.
LCCN: 2009022449
ISBN: 9780807833322 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0807833320 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780807872222 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0807872229 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: B Clark