Children of the Changing South
Children of the Changing South: Accounts of Growing Up During and After Integration, edited by Foster Dickson, is available in paperback for $19.99.
From the publisher’s description:
Although much attention has been paid to the adults who led, participated in, or witnessed the Civil Rights movement, much less attention has been given to those who were children during that era. Especially in the South, these children of the 1950s and afterward came of age in the midst of major societal shifts regarding race, gender, social class, and industry as the South re-branded itself the “Sun Belt.” In this collection of memoirs, writers, teachers, scholars and historians recall growing up in the South from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, revealing how the region changed over time, as well as how a Southern childhood varied across time, race, gender, socio-economic status, and geography. By viewing these remembrances through the lens of multiculturalism, this collection offers a nuanced understanding of how the pre-Civil Rights movement South evolved into the South of the 21st century.