By Clarice T. Campbell
A California instructor named Clarice T. Campbell wrote particular letters to friends and family approximately her "small event" whereas learning on the universities of Alabama and Mississippi and educating at black Mississippi and South Carolina schools from 1956 until eventually 1965. player and observer, she challenged segregated bus stations, eating places, church buildings, and mindsets. alongside the way in which she met illiberal and admirable humans, either recognized and native. a person who says not anything has replaced should have forgotten or by no means have identified the day-by-day indignities, let alone the powerless place, of African-Americans within the South sooner than the Sixties. stimulated to teach or remind, Campbell has gathered and edited the superb letters she wrote. They record a time and a spot, in addition to her observant, feeling nature. those that have learn them have famous her "astute remark of race kinfolk" and her "lighter vein that entertains whereas it teaches." in the course of her place of dwelling within the South, she encountered racial injustice in every single place. As she proceeded together with her day-by-day activities-shopping, having her vehicle repaired, eating in cafes and restaurants-she famous issues that she deemed "wrong." yet merely she and some others dared to talk out. together with her transparent perception right into a closed society being damaged open, her collective letters to the realm outdoors are a chronicle of the Deep South's fight and America's quest for civil rights. Civil Rights Chronicle: Letters from the South is a storybook, an autobiography, and, for the reader looking an eyewitness's willing documentation, a background of afflicted occasions. Clarice T. Campbell retired from instructing in 1988. She lives in Tupelo, Mississippi.
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We must not again lose any victories our elders have given us because we fail to use them. Clarice T. Campbell Page xvii Acknowledgments It would be impossible to name all to whom I am indebted, but any list would begin with the presidents of Rust, Claflin, and Tougaloo colleges, who accepted me, an outsider unacquainted with the difficulties of administering schools within the constraints of Southern culture in the 1960s. Though, at times, each may have questioned his judgment, they were gracious enough to continue the relationship to the end of the contracts.
Our freshman English is very intensive. Before they graduate they have to pass a proficiency test to be sure they haven't forgotten what they learned as freshmen. English is their hardest subject, usually. The highlight of our trip was attendance at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery to hear Dr. , preach. His sermon was at the level of the people's need. It was both intellectual and powerful. It had dignity. " The fatalist says man is the victim of cosmic, social and economic forces beyond his control; man cannot alter his fate.
But now I hear this refrain from some who were themselves involved in the Civil Rights Movement of the '60s. And I ask, does it mean nothing that today African Americans have access to education, public accommodations, and the ballot, the same as do European Americans? These are powerful tools which every American today can use to bring about continued advancement. Anyone who says "nothing has changed" must have forgotten or never have known the daily indignities, not to mention the powerless position of blacks in our Southern culture before the 1960s.
Civil Rights Chronicle: Letters from the South by Clarice T. Campbell