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The hands of peace [electronic resource] : A Holocaust Survivor's Fight for Civil Rights in the American South. Marione Ingram.

Ingram, Marione. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781632208514 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram fled Nazi Germany, only to find racism as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe.Marione moved first to New York and then to Washington, D.C. where, in 1960, she joined the Congress of Racial Equality, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspects of life in the nation's capital, including the denial of voting rights.In D.C., Marione made a name for herself as a freedom fighter. She was a volunteer for the March on Washington and an organizer of an extended sit-in to support the Mississippi Freedom Party. A year later, at the urging of civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, Marione went south to Mississippi. She was part of a coalition to end segregation and extend civil rights to African Americans—and she was uncompromising in her demand for equality. In Mississippi, Marione became a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, as well as an...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4133 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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