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Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: NewSouth Books (January 24, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603062092
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603062091
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,531,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lynn Laurenti on April 27, 2013
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Most of us who lived through the 1950s and 60s became aware of the abuse against African Americans that was endemic in the South, but few could have imagined the horrors that were taking place in juvenile detention facilities, which were, in fact, slave labor camps. Denny Abbott was on the front line of the battle to expose and change the system, even though that meant putting his career on the line and himself and his family in danger. Denny and his co-author, Doug Kalajian, have done a tremendous job of telling this compelling story. I couldn't put the book down and read it in one sitting.
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For this reader, the insights in Denny Abbott's "They Had No Voice" came with a certain grudging feeling that "Yup. That's the way it happens." Confronted with direct personal knowledge of what is being done to these children the young Mr. Abbott does what I might have done: he goes along with it. It's part of his job. Only over time does he begin to realize that the system is wrong and he ought to do something about that. His victories aren't always complete, there's never a brass band and often not even a handshake to thank him. The risks he runs, to his job and his family, even to his life are often greater than the odds of success. You couldn't blame him for quitting but he does something I might not have done: he keeps on. What if we all could take just one more step to help those in need?
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Denny Abbott showed great courage for shedding light on the treatment of black youth at Mt. Meigs during the 1960's. I was encouraged to see in print the atrocities of what happens to the youth and I hope that changes were made in their favor as a result of the publication.
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Reading this memoir brings one back to the distressing days of the 1960's. For those too young to remember the reality of living in the segregated South, it ought to be required reading. Abbott's story is, unfortunately, too true and well documented to be dismissed. The lessons of courage to take on the system are inspiring and one can only hope others still feel the outrage to do the same.
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Denny tells a tale that many of us southerners have seen in bits and pieces in our own lives. The struggle to stop the damage done to the poor children, especially the poor black children of Alabama and later the work he has done in Florida goes a long way to restore my confidence in at least some of my fellow citizens. Denny was and is a strong law and order type, but he realized early on that any real justice has to be fair and has to offer a path of redemption and cannot be used as a path to enslave folks, innocent folks and not so innocent folks. The Story of Mt Meigs echoes the recent findings about the "School" in Marianna, FL.

People like Denny not only helped us move forward through their courageous acts in some our darkest hours, but shine a light onto the path we must take forward to maintain and build on the progress of those black and white, who fought to end the horrors visited on children who were born "the wrong color."

Thanks Denny, for your life's work, and for this book that opens up a slice of the hidden world that we so often tread over without seeing.
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Denny is a history maker. Reading the book is almost like sitting down and listening to Abbott. He was very brave
to take the legal action that was most needed at the time. He did so at great personal and family cost and should be an icon in the then battle for human equality. This book is a must read.
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