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In My Place

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In My Place

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
genre:
Memoir

We gave it an A

This generous memoir by one of the first two black students admitted to the University of Georgia, in 1961, chronicles the early years of an extraordinary life. In My Place describes the resilience of black life in the segregated South, where schoolchildren often had to do without textbooks. Downplaying her own courage in the chapters depicting her college experience, the author emphasizes the role of the black community in her triumphs. Now the national correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, Charlayne Hunter-Gault occupies a place in a world substantially different from the one she helped dismantle. A