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Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement$
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Peggy Frankland and Susan Tucker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037726

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.001.0001

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“We Are Black and White, Rich and Poor”

“We Are Black and White, Rich and Poor”

Crossing Boundaries, Remaking Louisiana

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(p.30) Chapter Two “We Are Black and White, Rich and Poor”
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Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement
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Peggy Frankland

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.003.0002

This chapter presents the stories of six women—Ann Williams, Rose Jackson, Marietta Herr, Ruth Shepherd, Theresa Robert, and Kay Gaudet—set against the backdrop of decades of racial segregation, the power of white elites, and the 1960s civil rights movement. From initially invisible changes in attitudes emerged the realization of shared problems and the formation of ladders of assistance, one to another, older to younger, white to black, educated to uneducated, extrovert to introvert. The women’s successes and failures also illustrate the lapse of time in which especially toxic waste dumping and incineration came to the state.

Keywords:   environmental activists, environmental activism, Ann Williams, Rose Jackson, Marietta Herr, Ruth Shepherd, Theresa Robert, Kay Gaudet, toxic waste dumping

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