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My Life in Louisiana
by Hazel M. Boykin
My Life in Louisiana chronicles Hazel Boykins own efforts throughout the Civil Rights Movement to create a better world for future generations of African Americans. Instead of enacting a passive stance in her hometown, Boykin organized a multitude of peaceful demonstrations and created organizations in support of equality, involving her own children in the fight. While she advocated publicly, she also overcame her personal hardships: raising her children, holding three jobs, and struggling as a widow. Her inspirational story serves as a testament to what we, as individuals, can accomplish with a passionate heart and a strong will to change the world.
(2012, paperback, 56 pages)