Highlander’s bookstore has been updated with some great new offerings. If you missed Highlander’s 80th anniversary celebration—or were just too busy to snag a souvenir—we’re pleased to announce that you can still keep a piece of that amazing weekend with our Highlander 80th Anniversary T-Shirts, available in green and blue in women’s and unisex sizes, and in green in children’s sizes!
We’re also very excited to offer Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, an award-winning, unprecedented women’s history of the Civil Rights Movement, from sit-ins to Black Power.
Fifty-two women–northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina–share their courageous personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement.As the editors write in the introduction, “Though the voices are different, they all tell the same story–of women bursting out of constraints, leaving school, leaving their hometowns, meeting new people, talking into the night, laughing, going to jail, being afraid, teaching in Freedom Schools, working in the field, dancing at the Elks Hall, working the WATS line to relay horror story after horror story, telling the press, telling the story, telling the word. And making a difference in this world.”
The book includes wonderful pieces by Highlander’s friends Bernice Johnson Reagon and the late Fay Bellamy Powell. We hope those of you who weren’t lucky enough to know Fay personally will take this opportunity to learn from and enjoy her stories as much as we have. University of Illinois Press, 616 pages, paperback. 2013. $26.95.