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The Resource Brother to a dragonfly, Will D. Campbell ; foreword by Jimmy Carter ; foreword to the new edition by John Lewis

Brother to a dragonfly, Will D. Campbell ; foreword by Jimmy Carter ; foreword to the new edition by John Lewis

Label
Brother to a dragonfly
Title
Brother to a dragonfly
Statement of responsibility
Will D. Campbell ; foreword by Jimmy Carter ; foreword to the new edition by John Lewis
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Brother to a Dragonfly, Will D. Campbell writes about his life growing up poor in Amite County, Mississippi, during the 1930s alongside his older brother, Joe. Though they grew up in a close-knit family and cared for each other, the two went on to lead very different lives. After serving together in World War II, Will became a highly educated Baptist minister who later became a major figure in the early years of the civil rights movement, and Joe became a pharmacist and developed a substance abuse problem that ultimately took his life. Brother to a Dragonfly also serves as a historical record. Though Will's love and dedication to his brother are the primary story, interwoven throughout the narrative is the story of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement. Will is present through many of the most pivotal moments in history--he was one of four people who escorted black students integrating the Little Rock public schools; he was the only white person present at the founding of the SCLC; he helped CORE and SNCC Freedom Riders integrate interstate bus travel; he joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign of boycotts, sit-ins, and marches in Birmingham; and he was at the Lorraine Motel the night Dr. King was assassinated. Will's accomplishments, however, never take the spotlight from his brother, and as his relationship with Joe evolves, so does Will's faith. Featuring a new foreword by Congressman John Lewis, this book brings back to print the combined lives of Will Campbell--Will the brother and Will the preacher."--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MsSM/DLC/DLC
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Campbell, Will D
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1924-
  • 1940-2020
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  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Lewis, John
Series statement
  • Banner books
  • Southern Literature Collection
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  • Campbell, Will D
  • Campbell, Joseph Lee
  • Campbell, Joseph Lee
  • Campbell, Will D
  • Baptists
  • Civil rights workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Baptists
  • Civil rights workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Southern Literature Collection
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
Label
Brother to a dragonfly, Will D. Campbell ; foreword by Jimmy Carter ; foreword to the new edition by John Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Morning -- Midday -- Evening
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 229 pages
Isbn
9781496816306
Lccn
2017060271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011239079
Label
Brother to a dragonfly, Will D. Campbell ; foreword by Jimmy Carter ; foreword to the new edition by John Lewis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Morning -- Midday -- Evening
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 229 pages
Isbn
9781496816306
Lccn
2017060271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011239079

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