Film, Video Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years
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- Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years
- 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.
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- John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2006-03-30.
- - African American History
- - Biography, History
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Patricia Sullivan.
- - Recorded on 2006-03-30.
- - Researchers.
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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/>.