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Delta Rainbow: The Irrepressible Betty Bobo Pearson

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781496806642
Author(s): Sally Palmer Thomason
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Dimensions: 142 x 218 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 144
Series: Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography

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Betty Bobo Pearson (b. 1922), a seventh-generation, plantation-born Mississippian, defied her cultural heritage - and caused great personal pain for her parents and herself - when she became an activist in the civil rights movement. Never fearing to break the mold in her search for the 'best,' she, in her ninety-third year, remains a strong, effective leader with a fun-loving, generous spirit. When Betty was eighteen months old, a train smashed into the car her mother was driving, killing Betty's beloved grandfather and severely injuring her grandmother. Thrown onto the engine's cow catcher, Betty lived and did not remember the accident. She did, however, grow up to fulfill her grandmother's prediction: 'Betty, God reached down and plucked you from in front of that train because he has something very special he wants you to do with your life.'In 1943, twenty-one-year-old Betty, soon to graduate from the University of Mississippi, received a full tuition scholarship to Columbia Graduate School in New York City. Ecstatic, she rushed home to tell her parents. 'ABSOLUTELY NOT. There is no way I'll allow my daughter to live in Yankee Land,' her father replied.
After fierce argument and much door slamming, Betty could not defy her father. But she had to show him she was her own person. Her nation was at war - so Betty joined the Marines. After the Please click here to ask a question
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