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The Resource Howard Zinn's Southern diary : sit-ins, civil rights, and black women's student activism, Robert Cohen ; foreword by Alice Walker

Howard Zinn's Southern diary : sit-ins, civil rights, and black women's student activism, Robert Cohen ; foreword by Alice Walker

Label
Howard Zinn's Southern diary : sit-ins, civil rights, and black women's student activism
Title
Howard Zinn's Southern diary
Title remainder
sit-ins, civil rights, and black women's student activism
Statement of responsibility
Robert Cohen ; foreword by Alice Walker
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1960s, students of Spelman College, a black liberal arts college for women, helped organize historic civil rights protests occurring across Atlanta, leading to the arrest of some for participating in sit-ins in the local community. A young Howard Zinn (future author of the worldwide best seller A People's History of the United States) was a professor of history at Spelman during this era and served as an adviser to the Atlanta sit-in movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Zinn mentored many of Spelman's students active in the black freedom movement at the time, including Alice Walker, Marian Wright Edelman, and Roslyn Pope. As a key facilitator of the Spelman student movement, Zinn supported students who challenged and criticized the campus's paternalistic social restrictions, even when this led to conflicts with the Spelman administration. Zinn's involvement with the Atlanta student movement and his closeness to Spelman's leading student and faculty activists gave him an insider's view of that movement and of the political and intellectual world of Spelman, Atlanta University, and SNCC. Robert Cohen presents a thorough historical overview as well as an entrée to the diary Zinn kept during this tumultuous time. One of the most extensive records of the political climate on a historically black college in 1960s America, Zinn's diary is a fascinating historical document of the free speech, academic freedom, and student rights battles that rocked Spelman and led to Zinn's dismissal from the college in 1963 for supporting the student movement--Back cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
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1922-2010
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Zinn, Howard
Dewey number
  • 818/.5403
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3576.I538
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1955 May 21-
  • 1944-
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  • Cohen, Robert
  • Walker, Alice
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  • Zinn, Howard
  • Spelman College
  • African American student movements
  • African American universities and colleges
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • Zinn, Howard
  • Spelman College
  • African Americans
  • African American universities and colleges
  • African American student movements
  • Georgia
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
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Label
Howard Zinn's Southern diary : sit-ins, civil rights, and black women's student activism, Robert Cohen ; foreword by Alice Walker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1019837118
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820353227
Lccn
2017059453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019837118
Label
Howard Zinn's Southern diary : sit-ins, civil rights, and black women's student activism, Robert Cohen ; foreword by Alice Walker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1019837118
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820353227
Lccn
2017059453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019837118

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