Title Details

Pages: 416

Illustrations: 18 b&w photos

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 03/29/2002

ISBN: 9-780-8203-2419-7

List Price: $30.95

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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 Democratic Society (SDS), the Albany Freedom Ride, voter registration drives and lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Summer, the 1964 Democratic Convention, and the rise of Black Power and the women's movement. The book delves into the hearts of the women to ask searching questions. Why did they, of all the white women growing up in their hometowns, cross the color line in the days of segregation and join the Southern Freedom Movement? What did they see, do, think, and feel in those uncertain but hopeful days? And how did their experiences shape the rest of their lives?

Runner-up

Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, Foreword magazine

Winner

Georgia Author of the Year Awards, Georgia Writers Association