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Echo in My Soul by Septima Poinsette Clark with LeGette Blythe
Publication Date: New York, Dutton, 1962
Septima Clark's first autobiographical work.
Ready from Within: A First Person Narrative - Septima Clark and the Civil Rights Movement by Septima Clark; Edited with an introduction by Cynthia Stokes Brown
Publication Date: Navarro, CA: Wild Trees Press, 1986
A memoir of Septima Poinsette Clark prepared by Cynthia Stokes Brown, Ready From Within offers a glimpse into Clark's life as a teacher, her work with the Highlander Folk School and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and her critique of the sexism she encountered while organizing.
Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark by Katherine Mellen Charron
Publication Date: Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
In the mid-1950s, Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), a former public school teacher, developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and then to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. In Freedom's Teacher, Katherine Charron demonstrates Clark's crucial role--and the role of many black women teachers--in making education a cornerstone of the twentieth-century freedom struggle. Using Clark's life as a lens, Charron sheds valuable new light on southern black women's activism in national, state, and judicial politics, from the Progressive Era to the civil rights movement and beyond. Freedom's Teacher's focus on education in the struggle for civil rights also shifts how historians think about the framing and focal points of the struggle's history.
The digitized papers of Septima Poinsette Clark held by the Avery Research Center, College of Charleston. The collection consists of "biographical papers include tributes, clippings, certificates, awards, family correspondence and transcripts of various oral history interviews."-- website