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In this direct, winning memoir, Charlayne Hunter-Gault tells the story of her life from her birth in a Deep South still living out the legacy of the Civil War to her historic role in desegregating the University of Georgia, a high point in the Civil Rights Movement.

Charlayne's father, an army chaplain from a family of preachers, was away more than he was home, so she was raised by her mother as part of a lively, affectionate extended family. From Due West they moved to Covington, Georgia, and eventually to "L. A." — Lovely Atlanta, as it was known in the Black community — where Charlayne began to show signs of the leadership that would characterize her later career. A year on an army base in Alaska provided her first full exposure to the white world. But it was in 1961, when she was one of two students to desegregate the University of Georgia and make that place hers, too, that she found herself calling fully on the reserves of courage, fortitude, and conviction instilled in her by her parents.

In My Place is a resonant success story a story of triumph over obstacles, of recognition and empowerment — but even more it is a testament to the strength of family love, self-reliance, and self-esteem. Generous, witty, warmhearted, and dynamic, it tells how a remarkable woman became remarkable.

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"In My Place is Charlayne Hunter-Gault's richly readable reminiscence of growing up black and middle class in the segregated South, and acquiring in that warm and caring environment the cold courage required to desegregate the University of Georgia." Derrick Bell

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"Charlayne Hunter-Gault's moving, warm, frank autobiography is more than a personal chronicle. It is the biography of her generation for it epitomizes the experience of many courageous Black students who led the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. It is essential reading for those who want to acquire a better understanding of the impact that the sixties generation had on America." Joyce A. Ladner, Harvard University

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The award-winning correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour gives a moment-by-moment account of her walk into history when, as a 19-year-old, she challenged Southern law — and Southern violence — to become the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia. A powrful act of witness to the brutal realities of segregation.

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The award-winning correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour gives a moment-by-moment account of her walk into history when, as a 19-year-old, she challenged Southern law--and Southern violence--to become the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia. A powrful act of witness to the brutal realities of segregation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679748182
Author:
Hunter-Gault, Charlayne
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mass Media - Newspapers
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Race discrimination
Subject:
Afro-American journalists
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
African American journalists
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Journalists -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
memoir;autobiography;civil rights;biography;history
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
A-3
Publication Date:
19931102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.97x5.21x.61 in. .61 lbs.

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"Review" by , "In My Place is Charlayne Hunter-Gault's richly readable reminiscence of growing up black and middle class in the segregated South, and acquiring in that warm and caring environment the cold courage required to desegregate the University of Georgia."
"Review" by , "Charlayne Hunter-Gault's moving, warm, frank autobiography is more than a personal chronicle. It is the biography of her generation for it epitomizes the experience of many courageous Black students who led the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. It is essential reading for those who want to acquire a better understanding of the impact that the sixties generation had on America."
"Synopsis" by , The award-winning correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour gives a moment-by-moment account of her walk into history when, as a 19-year-old, she challenged Southern law — and Southern violence — to become the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia. A powrful act of witness to the brutal realities of segregation.
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , The award-winning correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour gives a moment-by-moment account of her walk into history when, as a 19-year-old, she challenged Southern law--and Southern violence--to become the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia. A powrful act of witness to the brutal realities of segregation.
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