Friday, July 15, 2016

She Stood for Freedom

This book tells the story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland who participated in the Civil Rights Movement - sit ins, protests, Freedom Riders, and even attended a college for black students.  What was remarkable about this was that she was a white woman who grew up in the south.  In participating she alienated many friends and family members and yet she stood for what she believed in.

While I enjoyed the book and hearing about this remarkable woman I am reminded about a book from last year that I liked that told about the Civil Rights movement.  One of the complaints I heard about the book was that it was told from a white girl's perspective and not through the lens of an african american.  Is that a problem with this book as well?  Do we need more books that focus on their experiences?

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