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Author Sanders, Crystal, author.

Title A chance for change : Head Start and Mississippi's black freedom struggle / Crystal R. Sanders
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
©2016

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 250 pages)
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Contents Introduction: taking rights -- Reading is power -- A revolution in expectations -- I'd do it for nothing the way I feel -- Senator Stennis is watching -- Say it isn't so, Sarge -- Epilogue: a constant struggle
Summary "With the founding of the Child Development Group of Mississippi in the 1960s came a major shift for black, working-class women. CDGM was a federally funded program for low-income preschoolers; in addition to helping children, it also suddenly allowed women who had been working as maids and sharecroppers to find jobs as teachers and use their positions to challenge the status quo. The teachers' jobs came with higher salaries that now enabled them to vote, buy food stamps, and send their children to previously all-white schools. Moreover, they organized communities, petitioned officials, and sat on community action boards. The teachers challenged the pervasive white power structure, but local and state governments fought back, ultimately diminishing the power of Head Start and similar programs in the South. Crystal Sanders traces the stories of the more than 2,500 women who staffed Mississippi's CDGM preschool centers and strove for change"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Notes English
Online resource (HeinOnline, viewed July 6, 2021)
Subject Child Development Group of Mississippi -- History
Child Development Group of Mississippi
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1964-1975.
African American women -- Mississippi -- Social conditions
African American teachers and the community -- Mississippi
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
Head Start programs -- Mississippi
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
African American teachers and the community
African American women -- Social conditions
African Americans -- Civil rights
African Americans -- Social conditions
Head Start programs
Mississippi
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015028001
ISBN 9781469627823
1469627825
9781469627816
1469627817