My soul looks back in wonder: voices of the civil rights experience

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"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
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subject_facet African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century, Biographies, Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography, Discrimination -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Minorities -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Political activists -- United States -- Biography, Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Social reformers -- United States -- Biography, United States -- Race relations, United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
title_display My soul looks back in wonder : voices of the civil rights experience
title_full My soul looks back in wonder : voices of the civil rights experience / Juan Williams ; foreword David Halberstam ; afterword Marian Wright Edelman
title_short My soul looks back in wonder :
title_sub voices of the civil rights experience
topic_facet African Americans, Civil rights, Civil rights movements, Civil rights workers, Discrimination, History, Minorities, Political activists, Race relations, Racism, Social conditions, Social reformers