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[Xmca-l] Re: The Highlander Center in Tennessee



Hi Andy and Everyone,
Here is the link to the digital archives for Highlander at the University
of Wisconsin.

igicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=wiarchives&cc=wiarchives&type=simple&rgn=Entire+Finding+Aid&q1=myles+horton+papers&location=all&Submit=Search


On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> Robert,
> I have a memoir written by Angeline Butler about her time at Highlander in
> 1959 before joining SNCC and she reports being taught consensus
> decision-making. I know Horton placed a lot of emphasis on forcing students
> to make their own decisions, and I have a memoir from an African student at
> the International Peoples College at Helsingor on which Horton based
> Highlander, which tells of a specific exercise in consensus decision
> making. I think it may have come under the heading of "conflict
> resolution". What I don't have is any independent corroboration of Angeline
> Butler's testimony and nor do Horton's notes about what he learnt at
> Helsingor mention conflict resolution or any kind of decision-making.
> Mainly about bonding.
>
> Any thoughts?
> Andy
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Andy Blunden*
> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>
>
> Robert Lake wrote:
>
>> Hi Andy,
>> Yes I do. Start with this .
>> http://highlandercenter.org/about-us/history/
>>
>> And this biography of Myles Horton
>>
>>  http://www.amazon.com/The-Long-Haul-An-Autobiography/dp/0807737003
>> and the biography of Septima Clark.
>>
>>  http://www.amazon.com/Freedoms-Teacher-Life-Septima-
>> Clark/dp/0807872229/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=
>> 1408889271&sr=1-2&keywords=septima+clark <http://www.amazon.com/
>> Freedoms-Teacher-Life-Septima-Clark/dp/0807872229/ref=sr_1_
>> 2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408889271&sr=1-2&keywords=septima+clark>
>>
>> I have written a piece on her as well and will send it this afternoon.
>>
>>
>> I think the book We Make the Road by Walking: A dialogue between Myles
>> Horton and Paulo Freire
>> is one of the best books on both these leaders.
>>
>> More Later,
>> Robert Lake
>>
>>
>> I will send more this afternoon.
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net <mailto:
>> ablunden@mira.net>> wrote:
>>
>>     Does anyone on this list know about the Highlander Center, what
>>     used to be called the Highlander Folk School?
>>     The people there are very helpful, but they're also rushed off
>>     their feet (like everyone, I guess) and if there were any other
>>     sources of information about it, that would be helpful. I'm
>>     particularly interested if anyone is familiar with what they were
>>     doing in the 1950s and 60s.
>>
>>     Andy
>>     --     ------------------------------------------------------------
>> ------------
>>     *Andy Blunden*
>>     http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>>     <http://home.pacific.net.au/%7Eandy/>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> *Robert Lake  Ed.D.
>> *Associate Professor
>> Social Foundations of Education
>> Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
>> Georgia Southern University
>> Secretary/Treasurer-AERA- Paulo Freire Special Interest Group
>> P. O. Box 8144
>> Phone: (912) 478-0355
>> Fax: (912) 478-5382
>> Statesboro, GA  30460
>>
>>
>>
>


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*Robert Lake  Ed.D.*Associate Professor
Social Foundations of Education
Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
Georgia Southern University
Secretary/Treasurer-AERA- Paulo Freire Special Interest Group
P. O. Box 8144
Phone: (912) 478-0355
Fax: (912) 478-5382
Statesboro, GA  30460