Head Start And Mississippi's Black Freedom Struggle

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Charis Books and More/Charis Circle says
In her new book, A Chance For Change: Head Start and Mississippi's Black Freedom Struggle, Crystal Sanders explores how working-class black women, in collaboration with the federal government, created the Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM) in 1965, a Head Start program that not only gave poor black children access to early childhood education but also provided black women with greater opportunities for political activism during a crucial time in the unfolding of the civil rights movement. Join Charis in welcoming Crystal Sanders to discuss this moment in movement history and hear about its legacy for all of us today. Tracing the stories of the more than 2,500 women who staffed Mississippi's CDGM preschool centers, Sanders’s book remembers women who went beyond teaching children their shapes and colors to challenge the state’s closed political system and white supremacist ideology and offers a profound example for future community organizing in the South. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Program. The suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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