The Desegregated Heart

The Desegregated Heart

A Virginian's Stand in Time of Transition

eBook - 2016
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Sarah Patton Boyle's personal crusade for civil rights began in the fall of 1950, when the University of Virginia refused to admit Gregory Swanson, the Negro student who challenged its policy of segregation. Confident that this wrong could be righted quickly, Mrs. Boyle, the wife of a professor at the University, went forth to do her share-to meet not only with the burning crosses of white hatred but with decided wariness on the part of Negroes. Here is the story of Mrs. Boyle's lonely struggle-the more courageous for her aristocratic Virginia background and traditional Southern upbringing. It is also the story of her painful re-education-of a Southerner's discovery of "the real Negro, the real white man, and herself." A fascinating, reaffirming read.
Publisher: [United States] : Pickle Partners Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
ISBN: 1787201899
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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