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My triumph over prejudice : a memoir, Martha Wyatt-Rossignol

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My triumph over prejudice : a memoir
Title
My triumph over prejudice
Title remainder
a memoir
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Martha Wyatt-Rossignol
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Language
eng
Summary
"My Triumph over Prejudice is the autobiography of a black girl growing up in Mississippi during the civil rights era. Born in 1949, Martha Wyatt-Rossignol came of age during some of the most crucial and dangerous years of the civil rights movement. She examines those years and what happened when the movement upended her small town of Fayette. She describes the conditions under which blacks lived during segregation and how those oppressive rules changed, despite massive resistance from whites.Wyatt-Rossignol faced racial hatred when she was chosen for an early school desegregation program. Her failed marriage to an African American led to her dating and later wedding a white man, a civil rights worker from the North, to whom she is still married. That union sparked disapproval from both the white and black communities, revealing entrenched complexities of race and racism in her hometown.Her story also follows the politics of that volatile era in a local context. Black politicians, helped by national civil rights figures, assumed more power and began improving life for all races in this rural area. Then came a betrayal felt by many blacks as these key figures overreached their authority and started pursuing their own selfish agendas. An intimate, revealing portrait of Charles Evers, the first black mayor of Fayette and brother of Medgar Evers, is included in this section. The memoir goes on to portray how the author learned to hate whites as a result of her experiences and how she later overcame that animosity. Wyatt-Rossignol's story concludes with her move out of Mississippi to the island of Bermuda, where she encounters a very different racial environment"--
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autobiography
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Wyatt-Rossignol, Martha
Dewey number
305.896/07307620830904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.M6
LC item number
W93 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography
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  • Wyatt-Rossignol, Martha
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • School integration
  • Interracial marriage
  • Authors, New Hampshire
  • Authors, Manchester (N.H.)
  • Mississippi
  • Fayette (Miss.)
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My triumph over prejudice : a memoir, Martha Wyatt-Rossignol
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/3148003/image/lgcover.9781496806031.jpg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 227 pages
Isbn
9781496806031
Lccn
2015032209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)949920839
  • (OCoLC)ocn949920839
Label
My triumph over prejudice : a memoir, Martha Wyatt-Rossignol
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/3148003/image/lgcover.9781496806031.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 227 pages
Isbn
9781496806031
Lccn
2015032209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949920839
  • (OCoLC)ocn949920839

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      405 Pine St, Manchester, NH, 03104, US
      42.992271 -71.458785

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