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The Activists Daughter Ellyn Bache

The Activists Daughter

Ellyn Bache

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ISBN : 9781883523183
Paperback
256 pages
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The year is 1963, the peak of the U.S. civil rights movement. A quarter of a million people have just marched on Washington, D.C., where they have been galvanized by Martin Luther Kings I Have a Dream speech. In rebellion against herMoreThe year is 1963, the peak of the U.S. civil rights movement. A quarter of a million people have just marched on Washington, D.C., where they have been galvanized by Martin Luther Kings I Have a Dream speech. In rebellion against her unconventional mothers passionate involvement in the struggle for racial equality, 17-year-old Beryl Rosinsky flees Washington and enrolls at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here, in the heart of the segregated South, Beryl enters a strange world of paradoxes: a culture in which southern gentility masks deep-seated prejudice- a place in which protesters politely march single file on the sidewalks outside of whites-only shops- a liberal university that imposes a gender-based double standard of behavior upon its students. Though Beryl struggles to blend in, to conform, to reject her destiny as her mothers daughter, her encounters with racism, bigotry, and hypocrisy ultimately force her to come to terms with her familys values - and teach her who she really is.