If Your Back's Not Bent The Role of the Citizenship Education Program in the Civil Rights Movement

ISBN-10: 0743296834

ISBN-13: 9780743296830

Edition: 2012

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If Your Back’s Not Bent tells the story of the last surviving member of Dr. King’s inner circle. From her impoverished upbringing in North Carolina in the 1930s, joining the movement in the 1950s, to being a part of the entourage in Oslo, Norway when King accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and up-to-now, Ms. Cotton shares her insights as a visionary, peacemaker and life-long civil rights activist.Her mother died when she was 3-years-old, leaving her and her sisters to be raised alone by her father who worked in a tobacco factory down the road from their shotgun shack in Goldsboro, NC.She put herself through college working as a live-in housekeeper to the president of the university and his wife. Through it all, she envisioned a better life for herself and earned a degree in English and library science. She later earned a master’s degree in speech therapy from Boston University.  She married, but never had children. She rather joined the leadership of the Civil Rights Movement, putting that before her personal life. In the end, she not only witnessed history, she made itShe accompanied Dr. King to Memphis and was booked in the room next door to his in the Lorraine Motel where he was murdered. She had worked closely with him and organized students during the 1963 Birmingham campaign. Dr. King asked her to stay longer in Memphis on that fateful trip, but she was compelled to leave early to do SCLC work elsewhere.
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List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Dorothy Cotton is lifelong civil rights activist who was the highest ranking woman in the Southern Leadership Conference (SCLC). She is a speaker, singer, peacemaker, and visionary dedicated to social justice.� She lives in Ithaca, New York.

Civil rights activist Vincent Harding was a friend and colleague of King and worked with Coretta Scott King to establish the King Center in Atlanta, serving as its first director. A distinguished theologian and historian, he is the award-winning author of several books and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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