Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia

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Chronology
1924Born in Nicholson, Georgia, to Hugh and Maurie Harris Matthews
1934Moves with family to Cumming, Georgia
1941Graduates from Forsyth County High School, Cumming
1941Attends Bessie Tift College, Forsyth, Georgia
1942Works for insurance company in Atlanta
1942Works as secretary to Forsyth County school superintendent in Cumming
1943–46Attends Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville; works in library; plays leading roles on yearbook staff her junior and senior years
1945Participates in YWCA “Students in Industry” project, Hartford, Connecticut
1946Graduates from Georgia State College for Women with a BA in social science
1946Codirects “Students for Good Government” campaign for Jimmy Carmichael, candidate for governor of Georgia; lives in hotel campaign headquarters, Atlanta
1946–47Enters graduate school, studying sociology and anthropology at Duke University; meets Judd Lewis of Virginia
1947Returns to Atlanta to become a speechwriter for Governor Melvin Thompson; marries Judd Lewis
1948Leaves governor’s office to work with student YWCA regional office; is arrested for participating in interracial meetings organized by the YWCA; moves to Virginia with Judd

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1- The Making of An Unruly Woman, 1924–1955 12
  • Chapter 2- Breaking New Ground, 1955–1977 44
  • Chapter 3- Local to Global, 1975–1985 82
  • Chapter 4- Participatory Research, 1983–1999 124
  • Chapter 5- Telling Our Stories, 1999–2010 172
  • The Final Word 221
  • Chronology 231
  • Bibliography 237
  • Contributing Activists and Scholars 251
  • Index 257
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