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Horton, Myles 1905-1990

Overview
Works: 70 works in 116 publications in 4 languages and 3,419 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Claims  Music 
Roles: Speaker, Interviewee, Author, Commentator
Classifications: LC5301.M65, 374
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Unearthing seeds of fire : the idea of Highlander by Frank Adams( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book recounts the history and explains the philosophy of Highlander Folk School in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. Devoted to social reform, the school has functioned in an unconventional way to develop leadership and participation in three social movements in the South: the labor organizing drives of the thirties, the civil rights movement of the fifties, and the Appalachian movement of the sixties. Subject to constant criticism and harrassment, the school has continued to operate, without planned curriculum or courses, at its defined task: to make class-conscious workers who envision their roles in society, and to furnish motivation as well as technicians for the achievement of this goal. Myles Horton, founder of Highlander, found that an effective way to help students to understand the present social order is to throw them into conflict situations where the real nature of society is projected. The Highlander education does not include reading or work skills; its center is problems defined by the people. The teachers' job is to get the people talking about problems, to raise and sharpen questions, and to trust people to come up with the answers. Students share knowledge and experience and call on community resource people. (Author/AJ)
You got to move stories of change in the south( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates various efforts at social community organizations to effect change including the civil rights education projects at Highlander; and citizen's actions against toxic waste dumping and strip mining in Kentucky and Tennessee
Myles Horton, Paulo Friere & friends gather at Highlander, 12/5/87( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a meeting at the Highlander Center with a group of students and workers in adult education, Myles Horton and Paulo share their experiences
The adventures of a radical hillbilly( Visual )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Moyers interviews Myles Horton about his life, Highlander, and his philosophy of education."
We make the road by walking : conversations on education and social change by Myles Horton( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers journal : the adventures of a radical hillbilly, part I and part II by Myles Horton( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paulo Freire at Highlander a conversation with Myles Horton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dialog between Paulo Freire, the Brazilian educational philosopher, and some adult educators and community organizers gathered at Highlander Folk School in rural Tennessee in December 1987 confirms Freire's conviction that "the most important matters to be found in a classroom are what the students themselves bring with them."
Paulo Freire at Highlander, Dec. 5th, 1987( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a meeting at the Highlander Center with a group of students and workers in adult education, Myles Horton and Paulo share their experiences
Study the power structure by Myles Horton( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by Clifford J Durr( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Also included are two photocopies of an interview conducted by the Oral History Research Office at Columbia printed in 1976
The long haul : an autobiography by Myles Horton( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Myles Horton traces the history of the Highlander Folk School, exploring how the school has influenced notable figures in the civil rights movement, including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Eleanor Roosevelt, and discusses how the school has served as a catalyst for social change
Adventures of a radical hillbilly by Myles Horton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Highlander Folk School Audio Collection by Tenn.) Highlander Folk School (Monteagle( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Founded at Summerfield, Tennessee in 1932 as an experimental education program for working-class adults. Promoted organized labor, agrarian and civil rights movements in the South, utilizing folk culture and combining social and educational activities. Charter revoked by the state of Tennessee in 1961, re-opened as the Highlander Research and Education Center later that year
Den långa striden : en självbiografi by Myles Horton( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The adventures of a radical hillbilly : an interview with Myles Horton by Bill D Moyers( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Transcript of videorecording: Bill Moyer's Journal: an interview with Myles Horton, PBS air date: June 5, 1981
with Theodore Dreiser by Tenn.) Highlander Folk School (Monteagle( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser from the directors of the Highlander Folk School
by Myles Horton( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers documenting the career and personal life of educator and social activist Myles Horton, founder and long-time director of the Highlander Folk School (later knwon as the Highlander Research and Education Center), and of his wife, Zilphia Horton. Present are personal and family material including extensive oral histories about Highlander, labor history, civil rights, and other topics; speeches and writings (some in recorded form); his autobiography, "The Long Haul"; correspondence with May Justus, Rosa Parks, and other Highlander staff and students; information on travel to Nicaragua and other countries exploring adult education efforts; diaries relating to his education at Cumberland University; genealogical information; and papers of his first wife Zilphia Mae Horton, a singer and noted collector of folk music
Thirty years of civil rights education in the South by Myles Horton( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Myles Horton gives an interesting account of the Highlander Folk School, a forerunner of the Civil Rights Movement, instituted in Tennessee in 1932
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
 
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Unearthing seeds of fire : the idea of Highlander
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Myles Horton American educator

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