Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark

  title={Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark},
  author={Katherine Mellen Charron},
This book features the power of education and women's activism in the long civil rights movement. Septima Poinsette Clark's gift to the civil rights movement was education. In the mid-1950s, this former public school teacher developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and then to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. This vibrantly written biography places Clark (1898-1987) in a… CONTINUE READING