Research Project Title

White allies of the Civil Rights Movement: Virginia Durr

Session Type

Ideas Exchange (Works-in Progress)

Research Project Abstract

Virginia Foster Durr was a white Christian Ally to the Civil Rights Movement. She was born on August 6, 1903, in Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up in a segregationist community and her belief in segregation was first challenged when she was in college. This shows the value of education in changing one’s mind. When in Washington, DC, she was an active participant in her community. She had to move back to the South in the early 1950s and stopped being an activist. However, after a few years in the South, she became an activist again and helped with the Civil Rights Movement. Primary and secondary sources will be used to write this paper.

Session Number

IE1

Location

Weyerhaeuser 111

Abstract Number

IE1-e

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White allies of the Civil Rights Movement: Virginia Durr

Weyerhaeuser 111

Virginia Foster Durr was a white Christian Ally to the Civil Rights Movement. She was born on August 6, 1903, in Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up in a segregationist community and her belief in segregation was first challenged when she was in college. This shows the value of education in changing one’s mind. When in Washington, DC, she was an active participant in her community. She had to move back to the South in the early 1950s and stopped being an activist. However, after a few years in the South, she became an activist again and helped with the Civil Rights Movement. Primary and secondary sources will be used to write this paper.