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The Resource Sign my name to freedom : a memoir of a pioneering life, Betty Reid Soskin ; edited by J. Douglas Allen-Taylor

Sign my name to freedom : a memoir of a pioneering life, Betty Reid Soskin ; edited by J. Douglas Allen-Taylor

Label
Sign my name to freedom : a memoir of a pioneering life
Title
Sign my name to freedom
Title remainder
a memoir of a pioneering life
Statement of responsibility
Betty Reid Soskin ; edited by J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Title variation
Memoir of a pioneering life
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Betty Reid Soskin's 96 years of living, she has been a witness to a grand sweep of American history. When she was born in 1921, the lynching of African-Americans was a national epidemic, blackface minstrel shows were the most popular American form of entertainment, white women had only just won the right to vote, and most African-Americans in the Deep South could not vote at all. From her great-grandmother, who had been enslaved until her mid-20s, Betty heard stories of slavery and the times of terror and struggle for black folk that followed. In her lifetime, Betty has watched the nation begin to confront its race and gender biases when forced to come together in the World War II era; seen our differences nearly break us apart again in the upheavals of the civil rights and Black Power eras; and, finally, lived long enough to witness both the election of an African-American president and the re-emergence of a militant, racist far right. Blending together selections from many of Betty's hundreds of blog entries with interviews, letters, and speeches, Sign My Name to Freedom invites you along on that journey, through the words and thoughts of a national treasure who has never stopped looking at herself, the nation, or the world with fresh eyes"--
Assigning source
Adapted from book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 979.4/6053092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F868.S156
LC item number
S67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Sign my name to freedom : a memoir of a pioneering life, Betty Reid Soskin ; edited by J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Creole/Black Cajun New Orleans -- Growing up in pre-war Bay Area -- Marriage and the war years -- Into the lion's den -- Breaking down, breaking up -- The movement years -- An emancipated woman -- Richmond and Rosie and Betty the Ranger -- Shining bright at twilight: lessons of a life long lived -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 205 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781401954215
Lccn
2017040961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
ocn973291930
Label
Sign my name to freedom : a memoir of a pioneering life, Betty Reid Soskin ; edited by J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Creole/Black Cajun New Orleans -- Growing up in pre-war Bay Area -- Marriage and the war years -- Into the lion's den -- Breaking down, breaking up -- The movement years -- An emancipated woman -- Richmond and Rosie and Betty the Ranger -- Shining bright at twilight: lessons of a life long lived -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 205 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781401954215
Lccn
2017040961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
ocn973291930

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