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Mills, Kay

Works: 12 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 5,943 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Classifications: E185.97.H35, B
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Most widely held works by Kay Mills
This little light of mine : the life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Kay Mills ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the 1960s endeavors of dedicated civil rights activist Hamer
Changing channels the civil rights case that transformed television by Kay Mills ( )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the early years before the civil rights era, American broadcasting reflected the interests of the white mainstream, especially in the South. Today, the face of local television throughout the nation mirrors the diversity of the local populations." "The impetus for change began in 1964, when the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ and two black Mississippians, Aaron Henry and Reverend R.L.T. Smith, challenged the broadcasting license of WLBT, an NBC affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi. The lawsuit was the catalyst that would bring reform to American broadcasting." "This station in a city whose population was 40 percent black was charged with failure to give fair coverage to civil rights and to integration issues that were dominating the news. Among offenses cited by the black population were the cancellation of a network interview with the civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall and editorializing against the integration of the University of Mississippi." "However, muscle, money, and a powerhouse Washington, D.C. law firm were on the side of the station. Despite the charges, the Federal Communications Commission twice renewed the station's license. Twice the challenges won appeals to the federal courts. Warren Burger, then a federal appeals court judge, wrote decisions on both challenges. The first ordered the FCC to allow public participation in its proceedings. The second, an unprecedented move, took the license from WLBT." "This well-told, deeply researched history of the case covers the legal battles over their more than fifteen years and reports the ultimate victory for civil rights. Aaron Henry, a black civil rights leader and one of the plaintiffs, became the station's chairman of the board. WLBT's new manager, William Dilday, was the first black person in the South to hold such a position." "Burger's decision on this Mississippi case had widescale repercussions, for it allowed community groups in other regions to challenge their stations and to negotiate for improved services and for the employment of minorities."--BOOK JACKET
Something better for my children : the history and people of Head Start by Kay Mills ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Something Better for My Children, award-winning journalist Kay Mills takes you inside Head Start, from its inception in 1965 to the obstacles and challenges it faces today. And she does something that hasn't been done before: She reveals the human side of this controversial program that has endured for over thirty years, surviving hard times, racism, and even violence. Mills spent two years visiting Head Start programs across the nation, from a migrant labor camp in rural California to an Indian reservation in Montana, from the racially divided deep South to a center in Minneapolis where parents are also teachers. Her in-depth encounters provide an illuminating look at what Head Start has accomplished, and what it has yet to achieve. You will hear the stories of those whose lives Head Start has affected most - the children themselves, whose destinies are so powerfully shaped by this crucial program. In Mills's inspiring firsthand accounts, these intensely personal chronicles become the success stories of men and women whose lives have been dramatically changed by their involvement with Head Start
A place in the news : from the women's pages to the front page by Kay Mills ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mills's personal accounts include those of breaking into the news business in the 1930s, wartime opportunities during the early 1940s and 1950s, lingering prejudice in the 1960s, and successes during the past two decades. She describes how today's women journalists have reached their current positions and argues that the increased presence of women reporters is having an important impact on the kind of news that appears in daily papers. Special attention is brought to the fact that the growing number of women in newspaper journalism now face a kind of "glass ceiling" - they still have not reached top positions as editors and publishers as often as their present numbers warrant
From Pocahontas to power suits : everything you need to know about women's history in America by Kay Mills ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Something better for my children : how Head Start has changed the lives of millions of children by Kay Mills ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changing channels : the civil-rights case that changed television by Kay Mills ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Migrant Head Start : following the seasons of the soil by Kay Mills ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maxine Waters : the sassy legislator who knows there's more than one way to make a political statement by Kay Mills ( )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Women in and behind the news by Kay Mills ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
We've come a long way, maybe by Kay Mills ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
First chapters : 2010 life writing memento collection = Nga wahanga tuatahi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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