This book is about my life ...growing up in the segregated south and later traveling all over America looking for opportunities in work, education, and a better living environment. Readers will be amazed at the many different experiences I encountered while traveling across America. The purpose of this book is to enlighten readers of how America really is different but still the same from one geographical area to another. I encountered good times and bad times and was often surprised when I discovered the racism that still persist in America.This book tells of my life beginning at age three and continuing until present at age sixty three. You will be at the edge of your seat as you read about how I made it from state to state, often without much money. I have managed to graduate from college without much assistance from anyone else and have maintained a good character which allowed me to be suitable for many work opportunities. READ THIS BOOK and learn what I experienced while living in your city. Find your city in the book and read: about my adventures there. Calhoun, Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham, Mobile. Metro Atlanta. Metro Detroit, Cleveland, Akron, Cincinnati, New Jersey, New York, Boston, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Lexington, Louisville,Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Central and Northern California, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado Springs, Texas, Fargo, Grand Forks, Montana, Florida,and many cities and states that I did not live in but traveled to.
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Maggie Harrison Lowery is the author of "Pressing My Way Throughout America". She is a social scientist, artist and educator who has traveled across America working in the areas of social services and education. Including many years of working in juvenile corrections, she has had a rich career path. Her teaching assignments included Special, Vocational, and Regular education. She became interested in fashion design at a very early age and has owned and operated her own sewing studio where she specialized in wedding apparel. Maggie holds a B.A. in Social Sciences and a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences where she specialized in clothing and textiles. Both bachelor degrees were earned from the University of North Dakota (UND). She also holds a Master of Education from Auburn University in Alabama and is currently in pursuit of a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at UND. As a leader in the field of education, she plans to be a voice for Black males and others who are disenfranchised in the public school system by being funneled from school to juvenile justice, a fast track to prison. By traveling across the United States many times, Maggie has learned to expect the unexpected. She grew up in segregated Alabama and is the tenth of fourteen children born to Ned Sr. and Virginia Harrison. She has learned (sometimes the hard way) that Alabama is not the only state in America that has discrimination issues. She enjoys cooking and gardening and has owned a catering business. As an avid reader, she reads many genres and loves to write on many different subjects. As an inspirational speaker, Maggie has delivered inspiration to many over the years. Currently she enjoys teaching on various subjects through (OLLI) Osher Lifelong Learning Institution at the UND. Maggie teaches on the Civil Rights Movement, Southern Cooking, and how to write and publish a book. She is the mother of Timothy Harrison and Grandmother of Amber Harrison.
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Book Description Maggie Harrison Lowery, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0692429220
Book Description Maggie Harrison Lowery, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110692429220