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Horton, Myles 1905-1990

Overview
Works: 76 works in 123 publications in 4 languages and 3,443 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Historical films  Interviews  Case studies  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Speaker, Author, Interviewee, Commentator
Classifications: LC5301.M65, 374
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Unearthing seeds of fire : the idea of Highlander by Frank Adams( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 573 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 by Lucy Massie Phenix( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the struggles of "ordinary plain folks" against injustice, told in their own words, with historical photos and films. The film covers community actions against strip mining in Kentucky, toxic waste dumping in Tennessee, and illiteracy and discrimination in South Carolina. These grassroots movements all gained impetus from the legendary Highlander Folk School in Tennessee, which for over 50 years under the leadership of Myles Horton, has catalyzed communication and social change
Myles Horton, Paulo Friere & friends gather at Highlander, 12/5/87( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 41 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 by Myles Horton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myles Horton discusses the philosophy of Highlander, a school which he founded, based on the belief that poor, working class people (adults) could learn to take charge of their lives and circumstance
O caminho se faz caminhando : conversas sobre educação e mudança social by Paulo Freire( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 16 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

At a meeting at the Highlander Folk Center with a group of students and workers in adult education, Myles Horton and Paulo share their experiences
We make the road by walking : conversations on education and social change by Myles Horton( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caminant fem el camí by Paulo Freire( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Catalan and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paulo Freire at Highlander, Dec. 5th, 1987( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 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

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
The long haul : an autobiography by Myles Horton( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1932, Myles Horton founded the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee. Horton created an adult education center dedicated to helping groups of primarily poor and uneducated people strive together to solve their social, economic, and political problems and conflicts by mining their own experiences and awareness. In this book, Horton traces the story of his life and the formation of his ideas and tells the story of Highlander against the backdrop of American social history of the last 60 years. Myles Horton came from a rural, religious, working-class background; loved reading from an early age; attended Cumberland University (Tennessee), Union Theological Seminary (New York), and the University of Chicago; then visited Danish folk schools to learn about their contributions to economic and social democracy in Denmark. Originally modeled on the Danish folk schools, Highlander was begun to train labor leaders in the South. Its activities included a community program, intensive residential courses, weekend conferences, and cultural activities. Since Highlander was one of the few places in the South where Blacks and Whites could mingle openly, it later became an organizing center for the Civil Rights Movement. The book outlines Highlander's principles and Horton's insights as a school administrator on promoting social change: the importance of trusting people with democracy, empowerment through participative decision making, nonviolence, the power of social movements, flexibility in change strategies, and commitment to the "long haul." Includes an index and photographs. (Sv)
Myles Horton oral history interview by Myles Horton( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists of an oral history interview with Myles Horton on December 15, 1989 in which he discusses the Southern Conference For Human Welfare; Congress of Industrial Organizations organizing; black and white interaction; Southern Exposure; Operation Dixie and Highlander Folk Center; Frank Graham; Palmetto County; Zora Neale Hurston; Zilphia Horton; role of folk music; legal attacks on Highlander; Woody Guthrie; Pete Seeger; Stetson Kennedy's problems with U.S. immigration officials; use of popular language; personal assessment of Kennedy; and Alan Lomax
Peggy Bulger collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audio interviews with Stetson Kennedy and others, including David Lord, Myles Horton, Virginia Durr, and Judge Dan Duke were conducted in Florida and Alabama by Peggy Bulger from 1988 to 1990 concerning Stetson Kennedy's work as a folklorist and civil rights activist. Collection includes "Stetson Kennedy / G. Bedell, Visual Dialogues in Anthropology, May 5, 1989." Also includes 3 videocassettes (VHS): "Stetson Kennedy Interviewed by Jean Trebbi" Ft. Lauderdale TV March 1987 re Stetson Kennedy's book, Palmetto Country, and changes since it was published; "Author who Infiltrated Klan, Stetson Kennedy," TV Interview, Tallahassee, Florida, May 13, 1988; and "The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America" Guggenheim Productions, 28 min., undated [1982], plus one U-matic video of "Learned it in Back Days" and Humanities Discussion, WJCT broadcast, August 17, 1981. The collection includes transcripts for some interviews
Den långa striden : en självbiografi by Myles Horton( Book )

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

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
by Myles Horton( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The processed portion of this collection is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional photographic accessions are described below
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
 
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Unearthing seeds of fire : the idea of Highlander
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Myles Horton American educator

Myles Horton educador estadounidense

호튼, 마일스 1905-1991

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