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The Resource The class of '65 : a student, a divided town, and the long road to forgiveness, Jim Auchmutey

The class of '65 : a student, a divided town, and the long road to forgiveness, Jim Auchmutey

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The class of '65 : a student, a divided town, and the long road to forgiveness
Title
The class of '65
Title remainder
a student, a divided town, and the long road to forgiveness
Statement of responsibility
Jim Auchmutey
Title variation
Class of sixty-five
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Being a student at Americus High School in 1964 was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper's life. A member of a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, Greg was publicly and devoutly in favor of racial integration and harmony. Koinonia's farm goods were boycotted by businesses for miles around, and they were targeted and attacked with bombs and gunfire by the Ku Klux Klan. But Greg did not waver in his beliefs. When Americus High School was integrated, he refused to participate in the insults and violence aimed at its black students. He was harassed and bullied and beaten but stood his ground. In the summer after his senior year, as racial strife in Americus reached its peak, Greg left town. Forty-two years later, in the spring of 2006, a dozen former classmates wrote letters to Greg, asking his forgiveness and inviting him to return for a class reunion. Their words opened a vein of painful memory and unresolved emotion. The long-deferred attempt at reconciliation started him on a journey that would prove healing and saddening. The Class of '65 transcends the ugly things that happened decades ago in the Deep South. This book is also the story of four people--David Morgan, Joseph Logan, Deanie Dudley, and Celia Harvey--who reached out to their former classmate. Why did they change their minds? Why did it still matter to them, decades later? Their tale illustrates our capacity for change and the ways in which America has--and has not--matured in its attitudes about race. At heart, this is a tale about a pariah and the people who eventually realized that they had been a party to injustice. It is a tandem story of a country and its people--angry, fearful, and proud--to make real change"--
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individual biography
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Auchmutey, Jim
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wittkamper, Greg
  • Americus (Ga.)
  • School integration
  • High school students
  • Youth, White
  • Koinonia Farm
  • Outcasts
  • Persecution
  • Class reunions
  • Forgiveness
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
Label
The class of '65 : a student, a divided town, and the long road to forgiveness, Jim Auchmutey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part 1: Koinonia -- Farming for Jesus -- "We Made Our Reality" -- Terror in the Night -- Part 2: Americus -- The Children's Hour -- Welcome to the Revolution -- "Not in My Town" -- Part 3: Senior year -- Among Panthers -- The Fight -- A Lesson Before Leaving -- Part 4: Continuing Education -- The Next Selma -- Breaking Away -- Growing Up -- Part 5: Reunion -- Almost Heaven -- Guilt and Grace -- Back to Americus -- Epilogue
Control code
884814566
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781610393546
Lccn
2014041648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884814566
Label
The class of '65 : a student, a divided town, and the long road to forgiveness, Jim Auchmutey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part 1: Koinonia -- Farming for Jesus -- "We Made Our Reality" -- Terror in the Night -- Part 2: Americus -- The Children's Hour -- Welcome to the Revolution -- "Not in My Town" -- Part 3: Senior year -- Among Panthers -- The Fight -- A Lesson Before Leaving -- Part 4: Continuing Education -- The Next Selma -- Breaking Away -- Growing Up -- Part 5: Reunion -- Almost Heaven -- Guilt and Grace -- Back to Americus -- Epilogue
Control code
884814566
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781610393546
Lccn
2014041648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884814566

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