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The Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, Florida Hardcover – July 1, 1999
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What makes this book so good, so essential is the humanity, the people who led and bled to advance the movement in Tallahassee and the nation, to make America live up to its promise of freedodm and equality.
In the end, Rabby restastes with passion and eloquence an essential truth of the civil rights movement--it was a daily struggle carried forth by ordinary people cast into extrordinay circumstances by their courage and determination.
Read this book if you want to appreciate America at her best.
This book represents a carefully documented history of Tallahassee through the Civil Rights era. I have visited and lived in Tallahassee which made the book even more vivid. I have been to the places chronicled in the book.
This book is a vivid reminder of a struggle that shaped an era. The book itself is an extension of the author's Ph.D. thesis. The careful documentation speaks well for a Florida State University doctoral degree. Well documented research, well written text.
If you respect and love the history of the South, this should be required reading.
Ira Sheier, Ph.D.
Indiana University `73
Numerous faculty and students at both FAMU and FSU were active in the struggle. Ms. Rabby interviewed some, most notably for me Dr. Jackson Lee Ice, as he was one of my professors in my major field of religion at FSU. Dr. Ice was heavily relied upon by Ms. Rabby. Ms. Rabby chose an excellent activist and witness to the pain and the promise in Tallahassee and Leon County. Unfortunately, Dr. Ice is deceased.
Please read "The Pain and the Promise". Both weep and celebrate.
The prose is well written. The book is essentially her PhD thesis.