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Giving Voice to Your Courage with Jo Ivester

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Dorit Sasson, of Giving Voice to Your Courage, interviews Jo Ivester, author of The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South about her personal family journey with courage to the segregated American South. One of only two white families, and the only Jews, in all-black Mound Bayou, Mississippi in 1967, where Ivester and her family had a unique, front-row view of America during one of its most racially tumultuous eras. The Outskirts of Hope chronicles the experience and how her mother, who became a teacher, inspired the entire Mound Bayou community.

 

The Outskirts of Hope was called “a sensitive and powerful memoir of racial change in the South in the 1960s” by Booklist, and has continued to receive national attention since its release. Ivester has spoken on NPR’s “The Author’s Corner” and “Texas Standard,” and has been featured in the Austin Chronicle, Miami Herald, and many other media outlets.

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