Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman

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"The definitive, authorized biography of Thea Bowman, a black girl born in civil rights era Mississippi who joined a convent of white Catholic sisters and went on to inspire millions of all faiths and none."--
 

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This is a new book, the first full-length biography of Thea Bowman, who died in 1990. She was a Mississippi Delta black girl who joined a religious order to become a Catholic sister. Years later she become a national spokesperson for intercultural awareness. The book is getting very fine review. Read full review

Contents

There Is a Balm in Gilead
1
Life in Canton
5
Ancestral History of Hope
10
Mary and Theon in Love
14
Young Bertha
18
School Days in Canton 5
27
Part Two THEA IN LA CROSSE
39
Following St Francis to Wisconsin
45
Sister to the World
151
Beyond Mississippi
163
18
171
An Empowering Mission
177
Families Black and Catholic
188
To Mother Africa
194
Lead Me Guide Me
199
We Shall Overcome Today
211

Stepping
52
Laid
62
Contents
63
Becoming Sister Thea
71
Civil Rights from Afar
80
Home Again
89
Part Three THEA IN WASHINGTON D C
97
Sister Thea Goes to Washington
99
An Emerging Awareness xiii xv
113
Part Four
117
14
119
The Most Powerful Woman on Campus
135
Part Five BACK TO CANTON
149
Let Me Live until I Die
226
Songs of My People
236
A Newfound Freedom
248
27
260
Going Home
276
Winning the Game for Everybody
282
Notes
289
52
306
Permissions
307
71
309
99
311
113
315
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