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The Resource A chance for change : Head Start and Mississippi's Black freedom struggle, Crystal R. Sanders

A chance for change : Head Start and Mississippi's Black freedom struggle, Crystal R. Sanders

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A chance for change : Head Start and Mississippi's Black freedom struggle
Title
A chance for change
Title remainder
Head Start and Mississippi's Black freedom struggle
Statement of responsibility
Crystal R. Sanders
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With the founding of the Child Development Group of Mississippi in the 1960s came a major shift for black, working-class women. CDGM was a federally funded program for low-income preschoolers; in addition to helping children, it also suddenly allowed women who had been working as maids and sharecroppers to find jobs as teachers and use their positions to challenge the status quo. The teachers' jobs came with higher salaries that now enabled them to vote, buy food stamps, and send their children to previously all-white schools. Moreover, they organized communities, petitioned officials, and sat on community action boards. The teachers challenged the pervasive white power structure, but local and state governments fought back, ultimately diminishing the power of Head Start and similar programs in the South.Crystal Sanders traces the stories of the more than 2,500 women who staffed Mississippi's CDGM preschool centers and strove for change"--
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Sanders, Crystal
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.S257 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American women
  • African American teachers and the community
  • African Americans
  • Child Development Group of Mississippi
  • Head Start programs
Label
A chance for change : Head Start and Mississippi's Black freedom struggle, Crystal R. Sanders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: taking rights -- Reading is power -- A revolution in expectations -- I'd do it for nothing the way I feel -- Senator Stennis is watching -- Say it isn't so, Sarge -- Epilogue: a constant struggle
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 250 p.
Isbn
9781469627809
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015028001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025902317
Other physical details
illus. , map
System control number
(OCoLC)915943354
Label
A chance for change : Head Start and Mississippi's Black freedom struggle, Crystal R. Sanders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: taking rights -- Reading is power -- A revolution in expectations -- I'd do it for nothing the way I feel -- Senator Stennis is watching -- Say it isn't so, Sarge -- Epilogue: a constant struggle
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 250 p.
Isbn
9781469627809
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015028001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025902317
Other physical details
illus. , map
System control number
(OCoLC)915943354

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