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You Must Be from the North: Southern White Women in the Memphis Civil Rights Movement

Kimberly K. Little


“You must be from the North,” was a common, derogatory reaction to the activities of white women throughout the South, well-meaning wives and mothers who joined together to improve schools or local sanitation but found their efforts decried as more troublesome civil rights agitation. This book focuses on a generation of white women in Memphis, Tennessee, born between the two World Wars and typically omitted from the history of the civil rights movement. The women for the most part did not jeopardize their lives by participating alongside black activists in sit-ins and freedom rides. Instead, t ... More

Keywords: white women, civil rights, Memphis, Tennessee, Junior League, activism, strike, Bible study, segregation, South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732283
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732283.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberly K. Little, author