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Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson

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During her short life, Ruby Doris Smith Robinson became one of the most important leaders in the black struggle for equality. By age 24, Robinson's ... Show synopsis

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klaws

great book!

by klaws on May 7, 2010

Ruby Doris was the forgotten superstar of the Southern Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, and this biography really does tell her story, give the reader the mood and the action of the times, the whole thing. It's ony factual flaw is that the author is too trusting when it comes to Jim Forman, Ruby Doris' predecessor as SNCC executive secretary. The author takes everything he says as gospel, but Jim was a real tale spinner not too concerrned with the truth (not to mention his long stay in mental hospitals). But on balance a really great read.

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