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



This entire line of discussion, including Highlander and Septima seems ripe
for a kind of review essay for MCA. Might a couple of you involved in
recuperating this important history consider creating a survey/ guide for
the rest of us?
Mike

On Friday, August 29, 2014, Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu> wrote:

> ​Hi ​
> ​Andy,
> I am so glad you are intrigued by Septima's role in the formation of SNCC .
> She was often overlooked in the chauvinist culture of the times (both white
> and black) and that is why began researching her life. Most people see
> recognize Rosa Parks and Ella Baker's role and later those who were
> credited for the "Freedom School curriculum​
> ​". If you look at Clark's life and the manner and content of what she
> taught on John's Island and other parts of South Carolina, ​
> ​you can easily recognize that her work was seminal in the formation of the
> Freedom School Curriculum.
>
> I have tried to get permission to reprint Septima's autobiography from her
> family, but I have been unsuccessful. The book by Cynthia Brown  *Ready
> from Within *has a lot of  primary source interviews. Catherine Mellon
> Charon's book,  *Septima Clark: Freedom's Teacher *is richly detailed with
> many interviews of her friends  and documents from primary sources from the
> University of Wisconsin Highlander collection.
>
> Here is a link to a recorded interview with Septima that may be useful to
> you. I enjoyed hearing her voice at least.
>
> http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/G-0017/menu.html
>
> *Robert*
>
>
> ​
>
> On Aug 29, 2014 5:05 AM, "Andy Blunden" <ablunden@mira.net <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> > So you are placing Septima Clark right up there in importance, Robert.
> > I am part way through a "chronicle" of Highlander, called "Highlander. No
> > Ordinary school, 1932-1962". It is very useful for me, so I can get
> > everything in sequence. So here I discovered that Septima Clark was in
> > charge of the discussions with the students who later joined SNCC. So she
> > is coming into focus for me. I have just ordered two books on her,
> > including the one you recommended. Unfortuantely, an autobiography she
> > wrote in 1962 seems to be out of print and entirely unavailable now.
> >
> > 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
> <javascript:;> <mailto:
> >> ablunden@mira.net <javascript:;>>> 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
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>