Seven Sisters and a Brother: Friendship, Resistance, and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960’s
Marilyn Allman Maye, Harold S Buchanan, Jannette O Domingo, Joyce Frisby Baynes, Marilyn Holifield, Myra Rose, Bridget Van Gronigen Warren, Aundrea White Kelley
“Over eight days, eight students sparked change that defined their lives, changed an institution and fueled a movement that continues today.”
– Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and former publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald
Seven Sisters and a Brother: Friendship, Resistance and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s chronicles an unsung event in the Civil Rights Movement. This choral memoir tells the story of seven young women and one young man at the heart of a black power sit-in protesting decreased enrollment and hiring of African Americans at Swarthmore College, and demanding an African American Studies curriculum. The book, written by the former students themselves, includes autobiographical chapters providing a view into the lives of young people during the Civil Rights era.