Books: Winds of Change
Sleeping in Dixie’s Feather Bed: Growing Up White in the Segregated South
How do cultural teachings affect a person’s life? Can they be changed through experience and education? Should we even want to change them and to what extent? Sleeping in Dixie’s Feather Bed is a story of how this talented young lady living in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, became aware of the Civil Rights movement after having grown up mostly oblivious to the varieties of racial identities around her. She has brought her story to Indiana in the Midwest, where she now lives, and speaks with this book about her journey—her odyssey into a more tolerant life.