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Memphis Tennessee Garrison the remarkable story of a black appalachian woman
Memphis Tennessee Garrison the remarkable story of a black appalachian woman
Bickley, Ancella R2001
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Subject: This book is based on the life story of a black Appalachian woman, Memphis Tennessee Garrison. The daughter of former slaves, she moved with her family to McDowell County, West Virginia, at an early age. The coalfields of McDowell County were among the richest in the nation, and Garrison grew up surrounded by black workers who were the backbone of West Virginia's early mining work force - those who laid the railroad tracks, manned the coke ovens, and dug the coal. These workers and their families created communities that became the centres of black political activity - both in the struggle for the union and in the struggle for local political control. Memphis Tennessee Garrison, as an influential teacher and youth leader, as political organizer, and ultimately as vice president of the National Board of the NAACP at the height of the civil rights movement (1963-66), was at the heart of these efforts.
Edition:
1st ed
Imprint:
Ohio 2001 Ohio University Press
Collation:
249p
ISBN:
0821413740
Dewey class:
HI.3.01BIC
Local class:
HI.3.01/BIC
Language:
English
BRN:
1840870
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