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Barefootin, Unita Blackwell, 0609610600
Barefootin'
Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom

Unita Blackwell, JoAnne Prichard Morris

ISBN: 0609610600
Format: Hardcover, 272pp
Pub. Date: June 2006
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
BBP Sales Rank: 173,325
List Price: $23.00
 
 
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FROM THE PUBLISHER

When you're starting out on the road barefootin', you don't know where you're going. But you've got to step out, or you'll never get anywhere. And you keep on going, one step at a time.

You have to have faith to go barefooted-you don't know what you might step on, what pain might come-but you keep on walking. And it makes you tough. Sometimes you skip and jump and run. Sometimes you get a thorn in your toe or trip over a limb, but there's no turning back.

Barefootin' means getting mud between your toes and dancing on the water! Your spirit is in your feet, and your spirit can run free.

In 1933, Unita Blackwell was born in Lula, Mississippi, a tiny town in the Delta where living was as hard as it gets, the stuff of the blues music that originated there. Like the other black people in Lula, Unita grew up in a sharecropping family, riding on her mother's cotton sack before she was old enough to pick cotton herself. Having left school at age twelve in order to make a living, Unita was trapped in menial jobs, and a bright future seemed beyond her reach.

But Unita was forever changed in the summer of 1964 when civil rights workers came to her town of Mayersville, Mississippi. Electrified by the movement, Unita transformed her life from one of despair to one of hope, and in Barefootin' she details her inspirational rise from poverty to power, from silence to outspokenness, from oppression to freedom.

From her rebirth as a freedom fighter and social activist to her tenure as mayor of her home town, to her work as an international peacemaker and presidential advisor, here are all the unlikely turns of Unita's remarkable life. The lessons she sharesaffirm and motivate us all, whether it's to remember that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, that world-changing movements are the result of many small steps, or that freedom means taking responsibility for our own lives and helping to make the world a better place for all.

Infused with the language and rhythms of the Delta, Barefootin' is at once the stirring memoir of an exceptional woman and a guide to living a full and meaningful life from someone who knows how.
 
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