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Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom

Barefootin'( )
Author: Blackwell, Unita
Morris, JoAnne Prichard
Publication Date:Jun 2006
Publisher:Crown Publishing Group
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $23.00
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When you’re starting out on the road barefootin’, you don’t know where you’re going. But you’ve got to step out, or you’ll never get anywhere. And you keep on going, one step at a time. You have to have faith to go barefooted—you don’t know what you might step on, what pain might come—but you keep on walking. And it makes you tough. Sometimes you skip and jump and run. Sometimes you get a thorn in your toe or trip over a limb, but...
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Blackwell, Unita (Author)
Unita Blackwell was born U. Z. Brown in Lula, Mississippi on March 18, 1933. She left school at the age of 12. Besides a short time peeling tomatoes in Florida, she picked cotton until the age of 31. In 1964, she signed up with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to help register black people to vote. She marched, filed lawsuits, and was jailed numerous times as she pressed for voting rights. She also helped integrate Mississippi's schools. In 1976, she became the first black woman to be elected a mayor in Mississippi. She served for more than 20 years. Her memoir, Barefootin': Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom written with JoAnne Prichard Morris, was published in 2006. She died from complications of dementia on May 13, 2019 at the age of 86.


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