Everybody S Grandmother And Nobody S Fool
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|Author||: Kathryn L. Nasstrom|
|Editor||: Cornell University Press|
Frances Freeborn Pauley, a white woman who grew up in the segregated South, has devoted most of her ninety-four years to the battle against discrimination and prejudice. A champion of civil rights and racial justice and an advocate for the poor and disenfranchised, Pauley's tenacity as an activist and the length of her career are remarkable. She is also a consummate storyteller; for decades, she has shared her words with activists, students, and scholars who have found their way to her door. Kathryn L. Nasstrom uses rich oral history material, recorded by herself and others, to present Frances Pauley in her own words. Pauley's life has encompassed much of the last century of extraordinary social change in the South, a life touching and touched by famous figures from southern politics and the civil rights movement. Highlights of Pauley's career in the public eye include a friendship with Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, encounters with several of Georgia's civil-rights-era governors, and a meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt. A skillful political organizer, Pauley was involved in decades of community mobilization, repeated efforts to educate politicians and the public about the origins and nature of poverty, and lobbying for unpopular causes. "People are born into a certain way of living," she says. "It takes a jolt to get out of it. It doesn't really mean that they're all that mean and bad, but it takes a jolt to make them see that maybe they could make a change." In a deft blend of biography and memoir, Nasstrom explains Pauley's historical significance and places her story in the context of developments in Georgia politics and the civil rights movement. Even as it contributes to the political history of Georgia and the South, affording insight of unusual depth on familiar issues and events, the book preserves one woman's story in the still largely undocumented history of southern women's social and political activism in the twentieth century. Pauley's experiences serve as a window on the lives of all those women and men who, town by town and state by state, made momentous change not only possible but also inescapable.
|Author||: Catherine Fosl|
|Editor||: University Press of Kentucky|
With a Foreword by Angela Y. Davis Winner of the 2003 Oral History Association Book AwardWinner of the 2003 Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights Outstanding Book Award Anne McCarty Braden (1924-2006) was a courageous southern white woman who in the late 1940s rejected her segregationist and privileged past to become a lifelong crusader against racial discrimination. Arousing the conscience of white southerners to the reality of racial injustice, Braden was branded a communist and seditionist by southern politicians who used McCarthyism to buttress legal and institutional segregation as it came under fire in deferral courts. She became, nevertheless, one of the civil rights movement's staunchest white allies and one of five southern whites commended by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Although Braden remained a controversial figure even in the movement, her commitment superseded her radical reputation, and she became a mentor and advisor to students who launched the 1960s sit-ins and to successive generations of peace and justice activists. In this riveting, oral history-based biography, Catherine Fosl also offers a social history of how racism, sexism, and anticommunism overlapped in the twentieth-century south and how ripples from the Cold War divided and limited the southern civil rights movement.
|Author||: Katherine Mellen Charron|
|Editor||: Univ of North Carolina Press|
Septima Poinsette Clark's gift to the civil rights movement was education. In the mid-1950s, this former public school teacher developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and then to link the po
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|Author||: American Historical Association. Meeting,American Historical Association|
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|Author||: Rebecca H. Dartt|
"In 1958, groups of dedicated mothers began grassroots meetings that soon spread throughout Georgia, eventually culminating in the formation of Help Our Public Education (HOPE, Inc.). This is the history of the women's movement that was integral in desegregating Georgia schools"--Provided by publisher.
|Author||: Yuwanda Black|
|Editor||: Inkwell Editorial Publishing|
“You will accept my proposal, Daria. You will become my wife.” “And what makes you so sure about your proposition?” I said. God I wanted to knock that smug smile off his addictively handsome face. “Because you have no choice. So why fight it? Besides, it’s only a year. What have you got to lose?” Everything! I wanted to scream. My hopes. My dreams. Genuine affection. Real love. I’d be giving up all of that if I agreed to become his wife — even if it was only for one year. What would be left of me after? I had dreamed of being Glory Falkner’s wife a thousand times since I first met him at ten years old. But never once had my fantasy played out like this. And that’s because it is fantasy, a tiny voice whispered in my head. I turned around to face him. “We all have choices Glory.” “In theory, yes. In reality, no. In your world, you may not have realized that fundamental truth. But you live in my world now.” “And what world is that?” I asked, my arms folded across my chest. “The real world,” he said, reaching over and tucking a tendril of hair behind my ear. “In the real world dearest Daria, only those with power have choices.” I could feel the thumping of my pulse on the side of my neck where his hand had come to rest. He was so sure. So confident. And no wonder; tears stung the back of my eyes as I realized the truth of what he said. I don’t think I’ve ever hated another human being as much as I hated him at that moment. *** “Alright Glory, you have yourself a wife. But if you ever lay a finger on me, you will regret it. That I can promise you,” I finished, my eyes never leaving his. His thumb caressed the side of my neck, the pulsing of my vein mocking my words. “I like my women ready, willing and able Daria. I don’t see you qualifying on any of those fronts. So don’t worry darling, your virtue is safe with me.” *** I watched Glory’s broad, ram-rod straight figure disappear through the large glass door. I’d managed to save my beloved art gallery from bankruptcy, but at what cost? Would my heart pay the price for something much more valuable?
|Author||: Richard Russo|
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book An immediate national best seller and instant classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls. Richard Russo returns to North Bath—“a town where dishonesty abounds, everyone misapprehends everyone else and half the citizens are half-crazy” (The New York Times)—and the characters who made Nobody’s Fool a beloved choice of book clubs everywhere. Everybody’s Fool is classic Russo, filled with humor, heart, hard times, and people you can’t help but love, possibly because their various faults make them so human. Everybody’s Fool picks up roughly a decade since we were last with Miss Beryl and Sully on New Year's Eve 1984. The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologist’s estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it’s hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years . . . the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren’t still best friends . . . Sully’s son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure (and now a regretful one). We also enjoy the company of Doug Raymer, the chief of police who’s obsessing primarily over the identity of the man his wife might’ve been about to run off with, before dying in a freak accident . . . Bath’s mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, whose wife problems are, if anything, even more pressing . . . and then there’s Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upward might now come to ruin. And finally, there’s Charice Bond—a light at the end of the tunnel that is Chief Raymer’s office—as well as her brother, Jerome, who might well be the train barreling into the station. A crowning achievement—“like hopping on the last empty barstool surrounded by old friends” (Entertainment Weekly)—from one of the greatest storytellers of our time.
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|Author||: Bill Hoatson|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
The play “Mr. Harrison’s Classroom: A Documentary” is not only highly entertaining, but is also an invaluable journey into the experience of one teacher’s attempt to create successful teenagers out of those that have learning disabilities and come from unsuccessful backgrounds. There are a lot of lessons to be learned in Mr. Harrison’s Classroom—some are academic, but most are about life.
|Author||: Robin Wells|
|Editor||: Forever Yours|
The Most Notorious Woman in America There are probably worse things than having the entire country think that you're the girl whose "services" gave the president-elect a fatal heart attack in the sack-but at the moment, Emma Jamison can't think of any. A terrible mistake has made her the face of a national scandal, leaving her with no choice but to retreat to her grandmother's small town for a fresh start. The Straight-Arrow D.A. Max Duval is running for office in Chartreuse, Louisiana, and he can't afford a scandal. But Emma, with her disarming smile and razor-sharp wit, is impossible to ignore-especially since his grandfather and her grandmother are starting a romantic romp of their own, and a Geraldo wannabe is chronicling everyone's every move for the tabloids. Is Emma really as innocent as she claims? Can Max follow his heart and still win the election? Sometimes the only way to sort out the dirty laundry is to dive in... Between the sheets "A delightful mix of humor and love-romantic comedy at its best!" -Sandra Hill, author of Pearl Jinx "Fun and funny, [and] filled with Southern charm and characters you'll root for!" -Christie Ridgway, USA Today bestselling author Word Count: 100,000 words.
|Author||: Audrey Thibodeau|
|Editor||: Acacia Publishing|
Audrey Shuler Thibodeau drew on her many years of experience as a food editor and writer to create this book, a compilation of articles from her weekly column, "Grandmother Used to Say." The book blends together humorous, insightful aphorisms and traditional, down-home recipes just like grandmother used to make, full of flavor and love. With its mixture of sound advice and great food, Grandmother Used to Say serves up the choicest morsels from Thibodeau's long-running column to give readers a taste of things that are good for both mind and body. Includes more than 200 recipes of all kinds, from hors d'oeuvres to desserts, and more than 200 pieces of Grandmother's advice to help you stay calm and simplify your life.
|Editor||: Ohio University Press|
Women's writing in Cameroon has so far been dominated by Francophone writers. The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian and as a woman whose life has been shaped by the minority status her people occupy within the nation-state. The stories in Your Madness, Not Mine are about postcolonial Cameroon, but especially about Cameroonian women, who probe their day-to-day experiences of survival and empowerment as they deal with gender oppression: from patriarchal expectations to the malaise of maldevelopment, unemployment, and the attraction of the West for young Cameroonians. Makuchi has given us powerful portraits of the people of postcolonial Africa in the so-called global village who too often go unseen and unheard.
|Author||: Thomas Nelson|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson Inc|
Grandmothers are afforded the great privilege of speaking wisdom into the lives of their grandchildren without the disadvantage of being a disciplinarian, as a parent would be. From a Grandmother's Heart features the unique blend of advice, lightheartedness, and love that only a grandmother can offer. Meditations on subjects such as truth, character, standing up to a bully, respecting parents, and responsibility fill the pages of this stunning photo essay. The From the Heart Series is handsomely designed with unique four-color design and stunning duotone photography, giving the books a soft, ethereal feel. Each of the fifty emotive meditations communicates universal sentiments and experiences, focusing on a specific relationship, and includes an inspiring quotation or Scripture verse. Other books in this series include From a Friend's Heart and From a Daughter's Heart to Her Mom.