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- DescriptionA compilation of eighty-one letters written by Alabama native Susie Mae Young to two of her daughters. The book chronicles the life of the widowed mother of seven who struggled against poverty and racism to provide t only a better life for her own family, but many others in her community as well.
- Author BiographyBillie Jean Young is a poet, actress, activist, author and educator. Young, a MacArthur Fellow, is world reknown for her one-woman production, Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light, with over 600 performances on four continents. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Fannie Lou Hamer On The Road To Freedom Award from the Congressional Black Caucus, the Mississippi Governor's Award for Artistic Achievement, and the Lucy Terry Prince Unsung Heroine Award. She was honored by ESSENCE magazine as a Legend in Our Time. As a community activist, Young has been instrumental in organizing rural black women across the state of Alabama in the tri-state Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative, founding The Drama Project/Child Abuse Project in Drama (CAPID) for the Belize Rural Women's Association, and co-founding the Southern Rural Women's Network.
- Author(s)Billie Jean Young Jd
- PublisherWestry Wingate Group, Incorporated
- Date of Publication25/02/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWestry Wingate Group, Incorporated
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight222 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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