The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice
Author(s):
Jo Ivester
Age Group:
15 and up
Publisher:
She Writes Press
ISBN:
978-1631529641
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice

In 1967, when Jo Ivester was ten years old, her father transplanted his young family from a suburb of Boston to a small, all Black town in the heart of the Mississippi cotton fields where he became the medical director of a clinic that served the poor population for miles around. But ultimately it was not Ivester’s father but her mother who made the most enduring mark on the town through teaching her students to stand up for their rights.

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