Me Apart from a number "of typos and misspellings the book does a good job of recounting Durr s life " typos and misspellings the book does a good job of recounting Durr s life is based on extensive primary document researc. America’s secret police and the House Committee on Un American Activities She along with her husband was hounded by reactionaries from 1938 through the early 1960s In
THE UNITED STATES IN THE MODERNUnited States in the modern suppression did "Not Begin With President George "begin with President George rather suppression began much earlier; Virginia Durr’s career is a case in poi. This self published book looks at the life of civil rights activist Virginia Durr with a particular focus on the anti Communist probes of the 1940 Book Summary Virginia Durr of Alabama was a major reformer whose public career spanned almost fifty years She "fought against the poll tax and other restrictions "against the Poll Tax and other restrictions the franchise that stopped millions of whites and blacks from voting a development favoring only the South’s aristocracy She became a leader of the Southern Conference on Hum. .
And 1950 s and which caused Virginia and Cliff Durr to come under great scrutiny for the efforts to change the voting laws in the South during that ti. An Welfare and the Southern Education "Fund Most notably directed the National Committee to Abolish the Poll Tax As well she actively "Most notably she directed the National Committee to Abolish the Poll Tax As well she actively in the Civil Rights Movement by working with people like Martin Luther King Jr and Mary McLeod BethuneBecause of her reform activism Durr became a target of J Edgar Hoover’s FBI.