A singing army : Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School
(Book)

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Published
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2021.
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781477318256, 1477318259
Physical Desc
299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Published
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2021.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781477318256, 1477318259
UPC
40030620546

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"Zilphia Horton was a pioneer of cultural organizing, an activist and musician who taught people how to use the arts as a tool for social change, and a catalyst for anthems of empowerment such as "We Shall Overcome" and "We Shall Not Be Moved." Her contributions to the Highlander Folk School, a pivotal center of the labor and civil rights movements in the mid-twentieth century, and her work creating the songbook of the labor movement influenced countless figures, from Woody Guthrie to Eleanor Roosevelt to Rosa Parks. Despite her outsized impact, Horton's story has seldom been told. A Singing Army introduces this overlooked figure to the world. Drawing on extensive archival, oral history research, and numerous interviews with Horton's family and friends, Kim Ruehl chronicles her life from childhood in Arkansas coal country, through her formative travels and friendship with radical Presbyterian minister Claude C. Williams, and into her instrumental work in desegregation and fostering the music of the civil rights era. Revealing these experiences--as well as her unconventional marriage and controversial death by poisoning--A Singing Army tells the story of an all-but-forgotten woman who inspired thousands of working-class people to stand up and sing for freedom and equality"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ruehl, K. (2021). A singing army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School (First edition.). University of Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ruehl, Kim. 2021. A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School. University of Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ruehl, Kim. A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School University of Texas Press, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ruehl, Kim. A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School First edition., University of Texas Press, 2021.

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