9780060958596

Lanterns : A Memoir of Mentors

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    9780060958596

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    0060958596

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-19
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

Throughout her life and work, Marian Wright Edelman has been at the heart of this cantury's most dramatic civil rights and child advocacy struggles. In this stirring, heartfelt memoir she pays tribute to the extrordinary mentors who helped light her way including Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Fannie Lou Hamer, and William Slaone Coffin. She celebrates the lives of her parents and the great Black Women of Bennetsville, South Carolina- Miz Tee, Miz Lucy, Miz Kate-who gave her love and guidance in her youth, as well as the many teachers and figures who inspired her education at Spelman College and empowered her early as an activist in the 1960's.Illustrated with many of the author's personal photographs, Lanterns also includes a "Parents' Pledge" and "Twenty-Five More Lessons for Life" to guide, protect, and love our children every day so that they will become, in Edelman's moving vision, the healing agents for national transformation.

Author Biography

Marian Wright Edelman is founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Parents as Mentors
1(9)
Arthur Jerome
Maggie Leola Bowen Wright
Community Elders as co-Parents and Mentors
10(10)
Miz Tee
Miz Kate
Miz Amie
Teachers and Their Messages
20(4)
Spelman College---A Safe Haven
24(13)
Benjamin Elijah Mays
Howard Zinn
Charles E. Merrill Jr.
Europe
37(7)
A Spring of Change
44(22)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Yale Years
66(10)
William Sloane Coffin Jr.
Malcolm X
The Mississippi Years
76(7)
Mississippi Mentors
83(18)
Bob Moses
Fannie Lou Hamer
Mae Bertha Carter
Unita Blackwell
A Season of Hope for the Hungry
101(15)
Martin Luther King Jr.
R. F. K.
Movement Time
116(5)
Great Black Women Mentors and Movement Builders
121(12)
Harriet Tubman
Sojourner Truth
Mary McLeod Bethune
Septima Clark
Ella Baker
Our Children as Mentors
133(8)
America as Mentor for its Children and the world
141(12)
Afterword A Parent's Pledge and Twenty-Five More Lessons for Life 153(16)
A Glossary of Mentors and Significant Others 169(8)
Works cited 177

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