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Voice lessons /

Title
Voice lessons / Alice Embree.
Author
Embree, Alice,
Publication
  • Austin, TX : Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2021.
  • Distributed by Tower Books, an imprint of the University of Texas Press

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Details

Description
xii, 318 pages : illustrations, facsimiles; 23 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Biographies.
  • History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-282) and index.
Contents
Foreword / by Julia Mickenberg -- Preface / by Don Carleton -- Introduction -- Shenandoah to Austin -- Learning to speak out : 1963-1967 -- Santiago to New York :1967-1969 -- Finding my voice : 1969-1973 -- Raising our voices : 1973-1979 -- Working eight to five 1979-2004 -- Retiree activist : 2004-2020 -- 2020 reflections.
Call Number
JFE 22-982
ISBN
  • 9780999731864
  • 0999731866
LCCN
2021931677
OCLC
1201669282
Author
Embree, Alice, author.
Title
Voice lessons / Alice Embree.
Publisher
Austin, TX : Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2021.
Distributor
Distributed by Tower Books, an imprint of the University of Texas Press
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-282) and index.
Summary
"Voice Lessons explores the rich personal and political terrain of Alice Embree, a 1960s activist and convert to the women's liberation movement of the 1970s, bringing a woman's perspective to a transformational time in US history. This riveting memoir traces the author's roots in segregated Austin and her participation in efforts to integrate the University of Texas. It follows her antiwar activism from a vigil in front of President Lyndon Johnson's ranch in 1965 to a massive protest after the shootings at Kent State in 1970. Embree's activism brought her and the Students for a Democratic Society into conflict with Frank Erwin, the powerful chairman of the UT Board of Regents, and inspired a campus free speech movement. She recounts her experiences living in New York during the tumultuous years of 1968 and 1969, including the Columbia University strike and Woodstock. She also tells about protesting at the Chicago Democratic Convention, her interactions with Yippies and poets, and her travel to Chile, Cuba, and Mexico. Embree highlights the radical roots of the women's liberation movement in Austin and the audacious women's community that challenged gender roles, fought for reproductive justice, and inspired a lifetime of activism"-- Provided by publisher.
Chronological Term
Since 1951
Sudoc No.
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Research Call Number
JFE 22-982
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