Faith Against the Odds: A Memoir of My Journey from Mississippi to the Ivy League and Beyond

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This book presents the story of Gladys January Willis-from early childhood to retirement as a university professor and administrator. It chronicles her experiences as a Black girl born and reared in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as her educational sojourn in college and graduate schools, and a career in higher education and entrance into Christian ministry as an ordained chaplain. In Chapter IX of the book, Willis writes: It is no secret that in my racist and segregated community the majority-White system promoted its message loudly and clearly-on the public buses, in the segregated school system, in employment practices, in segregated eateries, in housing developments, in business transactions, and in the political arena. One of the most impacting experiences in my life, after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, was that of exercising my right to vote. Because of the cherished right to vote as an American citizen, whenever there is an election, exercising my right to vote is a top priority. I am sure that my Black home environment played a vital role in the way I came to think about life in general and my own life in particular. She credits her maternal grandmother, Henrietta Young Hedrick, as her primary role model. Mama, as she was called, "was a proud Black woman who demanded that she be respected. Her boldness was undaunted and communicated her respect for herself and her demand for the same from others, regardless of who they were or their station in life"

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Gladys January Willis is an alumna of Jackson State College (BA), Michigan State University (MA), Princeton University (PhD), and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (MDiv), and she is a recently retired university professor and administrator. In 1996, 1998, and 2005, she was listed in Who's Who among America's Teachers.

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