Highlander: No Ordinary School 1932-1962

TitleHighlander: No Ordinary School 1932-1962
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsGlen, John M.
Number of Pages328
PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky
CityLexington, Kentucky
ISBN Number978-0-8131-6325-3
Abstractand racial justice during a critical era in southern and Appalachian history. This volume is the first comprehensive examination of that extraordinary -- and often controversial -- institution.Founded in 1932 by Myles Horton and Don West near Monteagle, Tennessee, this adult education center was both a vital resource for southern radicals and a catalyst for several major movements for social change. During its thirty-year history it served as a community folk school, as a training center for southern labor and Farmers' Union members, and as a meeting place for black and white civil rights acti