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In 1959, Miss Eddie Mae Herron McDonald, an African American teacher just wanted to take her students on a field trip to the Memphis Zoo. Under the threats of violence and degrading language, the police disrupted their lunch and ran them out of Overton Park. Then they were turned away at the gates of the Memphis Zoo because it was not colored day. Ms. Eddie Mae, as her students called her, contacted a stranger to tell about the horror and help make sense of it. The visit with Rev. Charles McDonald, a young white Methodist minister, would impact his life forever.
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Author David McDonald, a resident of Little Rock, Arkansas, is the son of Rev. Charles McDonald. He grew up hearing accounts of and witnessing his father's advocacy for equality, both from the pulpit and on the social front. Growing up in the south, he knew his parent's beliefs and conduct toward blacks was different from that of his friends. McDonald is a contributor to the Crisis of Conscious, Arkansas Methodist and the Civil Rights Struggle (James T. Clemons and Kelly Farr, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies).
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Book Description Hazel House Publishing, 2008. Condition: Very Good. First. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP62584268