Film, Video Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years Letters from Virginia Foster Durr

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Title
Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years
Other Title
Letters from Virginia Foster Durr
Summary
Patricia Sullivan discussed her book "Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from The Civil Rights Years" in a program sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center. As a privileged white Southern woman, Durr (1903-1999) was an unlikely yet monumental champion of civil rights. "Freedom Writer" is a collection of her letters during three decades of struggle for racial equality. In 1951, returning to her native Alabama after a 21-year absence, she was deeply affronted by the same unchecked racism she recalled from her childhood. To help understand the South and battle her sense of isolation, Durr wrote hundreds of letters--humorous, sharp and observant--to her friends outside the region, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, journalist Jessica Mitford and historian C. Vann Woodward.
Contributor Names
Library of Congress
John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body
Created / Published
Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2006-03-30.
Subject Headings
-  African American History
-  Biography, History
Notes
-  Classification: History: America.
-  Patricia Sullivan.
-  Recorded on 2006-03-30.
-  Researchers.
Medium
1 online resource
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/gdcwebcasts.060330sullivan
Library of Congress Control Number
2021687752
Online Format
video
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2021687752
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-30, 2006. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687752/.

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Library Of Congress & John W. Kluge Center, S. B. (2006) Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-30. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687752/.

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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-30, 2006. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687752/>.

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