The award winning correspondent for the MacNeil Lehrer NewsHour gives a moment by moment account of her walk into history when, as a 19 year old, she challenged Southern law and Southern violence to become the first black woman to attend the University of Georgia A powrful act of witness to the brutal realities of segregation....
|Title||:||In My Place|
|Publisher||:||Vintage Reprint edition November 2, 1993|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
|File Size||:||974 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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In My Place Reviews
I loved Charlayne Hunter-Gault's early autobiography. My impression is that she grew up sheltered from a lot of the harsh realities of what it means to be a black person in the South perhaps because of her father's standing as a minister. I cannot imagine what if is like to be the first black person admitted to a very hostile southern university and having to attend classes under the aegis of the National Guard. She certainly was not a person who could be kept "in her place."
An interesting bio from the view point of the history of the times of which she was a part. Otherwise the details of everyday life are somewhat uninspiring.
Hunter-Gault's story is inspiring to all women who must transcend the prejudice and stereotyping imposed upon us by a society that has yet to learn to appreciate diversity. African, Asian, Hispanic and Caucasian-American women - all have made unique and indelible contributions to women's history and to the rich cultural history of our country. We should celebrate them in our schools and in our hearts!
mrs.Hunter-Gault's book is very powerful.overcoming hostility and race.the fight and determination is a must read for todays youth.i couldn't put this book down.very deep.
I bought this book for my college English class, and it was simply wonderful! It was so interesting to read about the first African-American woman to integrate the University of Georgia. It put things in perspective and helped me compare how life back then was different to how it is now.