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Durr, Virginia Foster

Works: 55 works in 90 publications in 1 language and 2,982 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Interviews  Claims  Portraits 
Roles: Author
Classifications: CT275.D8848, B
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Most widely held works about Virginia Foster Durr
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Most widely held works by Virginia Foster Durr
Outside the magic circle the autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr by Virginia Foster Durr( )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virginia Foster Durr is the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, and she was raised in Birmingham during the early years of this century. She attended Wellesley for two years, until her family's circumstances made it impossible for her to continue. Virginia's sister Josephine married Hugo Black; and in 1926 Virginia married a young lawyer named Clifford Durr. The Durrs moved to Washington shortly after Roosevelt's inauguration, and Clifford was one of the "bright young lawyers" whom the new president relied upon to draft the legislation establishing the New Deal. After World War II
Social activism and civil rights by Virginia Foster Durr( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom writer : Virginia Foster Durr, letters from the civil rights years by Virginia Foster Durr( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Virginia Foster Durr was a monumental champion for civil rights. A white southerner who returned to Alabama in 1951 after twenty years in Washington, D.C., she was horrified to revisit the racism of her childhood. In her struggle to understand the South and battle isolation, she wrote hundreds of letters - humorous, sharp, and observant - to her friends up north, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, Hugo Black, and C. Vann Woodward." "Published on the 100th anniversary of Durr's birth, her letters offer a window onto a society in turmoil, chronicling the events that transformed the South and the nation. Her writing adds a distinctive glimpse into the day-to-day battles for racial justice at a pivotal moment in American history."--Jacket
George Wallace settin' the woods on fire ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This film through extensive archive footage and interviews presents the life of a man central to the civil rights years in the South, a lightening rod for controversy, a liberal judge who betrayed his principles for power, a politician who harnessed the anger lurking beneath American society to create a lasting conservative movement and a man ultimately reborn through suffering
by Clifford J Durr( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approximately one-half of the Durr Papers reflect the activities of his personal life, but Durr's government activities in the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) are contained as well. The RFC provided loans to railraods, banks, agricultural agencies, industry, and commerce in order to help restore the economy. The collection also contains materials from 1940-1941 on an RFC subsidiary, the Defense Plant Corporation (DPC). The latter agency was created in 1940 to handle the conversion and expansion of industry to prepare for war with Germany and Japan. Materials on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) are included for the period in which Durr served as commissioner, 1941-1948. The beginnings of education broadcasting in the U.S. is covered as is the Eugene Cox affair. The FCC regulatory policies and procedures for wartime and peace-time broadcasting are contained, as are materials related to the House Committee on Un-American Activities from 1941-1951. In the personal life and private practice series are materials related to the 1954 U.S. Senate Internal Security subcommittee hearings held in New Orleans, La., on the Southern Conference Educational Fund, which involved both Clifford and Virginia Durr, and on the civil rights movement in the South from 1954-1969. Durr served as counsel in a number of civil rights cases during that period
Papers by Olive Andrews( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The printed materials deal with a wide variety of civil rights topics and include comments by religious and civic leaders. The newspaper clippings document the response to the meeting of the Fellowship and the violence directed at the Freedom Riders, black and white youth who rode buses through the South in order to stand up for civil rights
Virginia Foster Durr interview by Virginia Foster Durr( )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Recalls her association with Mary McLeod Bethune and Mary Church Terrell. Discusses relationship and attitudes of Southern white aristocracy towards Blacks. Discusses the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, and how Mrs. Rosa Parks became the symbol of resistance although others had disobeyed the segregated seating laws. Interviewer: Stanley H. Smith. No tape available
Virginia Foster Durr oral history interview by Virginia Foster Durr( )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collection consists of an oral history interview with Virginia Foster Durr on March 9, 1990 in which she discusses the Southern Conference For Human Welfare; Lucy Randolph Mason; John L. Lewis; Congress of Industrial Organizations; Joe Gelders; Southern Policy Committee; Frank Graham; Eugene "Bull" Connor; Hugo Black; red-baiting; race-baiting; changing nature of race relations in the South; Lillian Smith; Killers of a Dream; and anti-Communist forces at the Southern Conference
Oral history interviews of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare/Educational Fund Oral History Project ( )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Project consists of 5 interviews with national figures active in the southern civil rights movement from the 1930s-1960s
by Durr family( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The bulk of the rest of the collection contains the correspondence and letters received by the children of John W. (1863-1941) and Lucy J. (1865-1959) Durr, especially each of their correspondence with Clifford J. Durr. The letters are primarily to one sibling from another sibling, and in them are discussed the same subjects as listed above. All of their correspondence with Clifford J. Durr is contained herein
by Virginia Foster Durr( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Other prominent correspondents included: Julian Bond, Angus Cameron, William Sloan Coffin, John Doar, James Dombrowski, William O. Douglas, James E. Folsom, Abe Fortas, John Hope Franklin, Helen Fuller, Katherine Graham, Grover Cleveland Hall Sr., Estes Kefauver, Herbert H. Lehman, David E. Lilienthal, Carey McWilliams, Arthur Miller, Drew Pearson, Walker Percy, Claude Pepper, Albert Raines, Richard T. Rives, Pete Seeger, Eleanor Roosevelt, John Sparkman, Harlan F. Stone, Studs Terkel, and William Allen White
Papers, of the Fund and of the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Julian Bond by Southern Elections Fund( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Papers of the Southern Elections Fund include correspondence, memoranda and reports of various officials including director Jack Chatfield, treasurer Robert H. Mitchell, director Antonio Harrison, executive director Clinton E. Deveaux, executive director Yancey Martin, direct mail specialist Ariel Williams, and director of information Fran Toliver
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Alternative Names
Foster Durr, Virginia 1903-1999
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