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_facetAfrican 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_displayMy soul looks back in wonder : voices of the civil rights experience
title_fullMy soul looks back in wonder : voices of the civil rights experience / Juan Williams ; foreword David Halberstam ; afterword Marian Wright Edelman
title_shortMy soul looks back in wonder
title_subvoices of the civil rights experience
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Civil rights
Civil rights movements
Civil rights workers
Discrimination
History
Minorities
Political activists
Race relations
Racism
Social conditions
Social reformers