The Other Side of Montgomery: Growing Up White in the Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement

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NewSouth Books, 2009 - History - 137 pages
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I, like Mr. Phillips, attended Goodwyn Jr. High School and Robert E. Lee High School. The only difference is that I attended Chisholm Elementary School. I'm sorry that Mr. Phillips felt the need to belittle not only the community in which I lived, but also the people that I grew up with. I'm not really sure who he was talking about in his book when he referred to "Chisholmites", but, I assume it was all of us that lived in Chisholm. Let me tell you Mr. Phillips what just a few of the "Chisholmites" did with their lives; Dr. Guy Bailey became President of Texes Tech University, Wayne Blackwell became an Executive Vice President at MAX Federal Credit Union, Linda Armstead Huebner has a Masters Degree from the Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth Texas and is married to Dr. Dennis Huebner who graduated from Texas A&M and own three vet clinics in Texas, Dale and Edith Mangrum own Amerispect Corporation, Charles Rodgers is an accountant and co/owner of Climate Control Equipment, Jane Bailey Morgan graduated from the University of Alabama and is married to Gary Morgan, who is Minister of Music at a huge baptist church in Birmingham, Melissa Hunt graduated from the University of Alabama(where she was also a cheerleader), Tony Bryant was the Chief of Medics for the Montgomery Fire Dept. Should I go on Mr. Phillips? You made us sound like common thrash who had to be in school because we had no choice! Oh, and, most of us were basically "dumb as dirt". We were good people. Our parents worked hard. You should be ashamed of yourself. Yes, I turned out pretty good too! I married the accoutant! 

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When I Was a Little Squirt
Teenage Culture Shock
Best Years of Our Lives
Swimming in the Football Fishbowl
Aftermath of Integration
Final Thoughts
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