Civil Rights in the Rural South

When my husband and I decided to move to rural Mississippi for his job, I had no idea what adventures lay in store for me. Growing up with liberal parents in the suburbs of Indiana and Illinois, I gleaned the ideals of action. From the time I was small, my mother showed me that if you didn't like something, you could always change it. Getting a divorce and not having an annulment despite her Irish-Catholic upbringing were only a couple of examples. She questioned teachers, school systems, and churches. Where injustice placed its dirty hand, she championed justice's cause....more