The Stem of Jesse: The Costs of Community at a 1960s Southern School

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Mercer University Press, 2002 - Education - 214 pages
The story of racial integration at Mercer University
 

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Excellent and accurate. I can personally attest to the man, Harris Mobley, Ph.D. He was my major professor in Sociology/Anthropology at Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, Ga. 30458 in the late 1960's. Even during these trying racial times in Georgia, he challenged his students to do their part to expose wrongs and help correct inequities. We as a class, participated in NAACP meetings (unheard of in those days) and I was even allowed by Dr. Mobley to study a mendelian population (interbreeding group) that lived between Statesboro and Savannah. We heard of his work and study of the Ashanti tribe in Africa and some students went there under his inspiration.
I am fortunate to have discovered this book through the miracle of the internet. I am so glad that times have changed for the better and that I had the experience of studying under and being positively influenced by Dr. Harris Mobley. He, along with Dr. Zolton Farkas had great influence on me while at Georgia Southern and throughout my entire life. Thank you sirs!
Ben Savell Carlton, Ph.D.
 

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Where cross the crowded ways
A judge named Gus
5
Aunt Coreen didnt stop
16
The wind bloweth where it listeth
21
Based on qualification without regard
27
In their own bailiwick
39
Protest and be damned
48
A journey not yet ended
65
Maybe because youre taller
91
Dont let them see you cry
99
Yankee money and goodhearted sheriffs
104
What about me?
118
A new way of thinking
132
Turn on tune in drop out
149
You have kept your secret long enough
169
All a part of the zeitgeist
184

Except the Lord build the house
75
The most meticulous preparation
81
Fledglings ready to fly
86
Unless and until
197
Where sound the cries
203
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Page 1 - Where cross the crowded ways of life, Where sound the cries of race and clan, Above the noise of selfish strife, We hear thy voice, O Son of Man. In haunts of wretchedness and need, On shadowed thresholds dark with fears, From paths where hide the lures of greed, We catch the vision of thy tears.

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