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        Civil Rights Childhood Presentation  

  CLICK HERE Civil_Rights_Childhood_-_Racial_Sensitivity_Training_-_Updated.doc   Jordana Y. Shakoor, M.Ed is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Civil Rights Childhood.  The American Library Association and the Association of University Presses selected it as "1 of 40,  Best of The Best".  Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, and 'Dear Abby' also endorsed the book. The paperback version of Civil Rights Childhood was released in May 2006.  Civil Rights Childhood is used as a course book in several school districts and universities.  Book talks/signings and diversity seminars have been presented in a variety of settings around the country. Shakoor is president of JYS Consultants, PosiPower Concepts, Inc., a 27 year-old educational and consulting firm located in Westerville, Ohio.  This electrifying 1-3-4 or 6 hour - Civil Rights Childhood - Racial Sensitivity Training  features selected music from the era.  This training is modified to meet your request.  Some clients want a book presentation and others want  racial sensitivity training for staff for 1/2 day or full-day.   

 CLICK BOOK University Press of Mississippi

 “Two voices blend in this poignant memoir from the civil rights era in Mississippi – a father’s and a daughter’s.          "He was Andrew L. Jordan, a son in a dirt-poor family of sharecroppers near Greenwood.  Jordana Shakoor is his little girl who grew up to write this book. In her southern childhood she is just becoming aware of her people’s dreadful predicament of loving their homeland but of hating its mistreatment of blacks. Like virtually all southern black families, the Jordans endured humiliation and fear of white reprisals.

"The voices in this book tell a story whose theme is familiar to legions of African Americans. Yet its particular voices, until now, have gone unheard. Though this is told by a child born in the segregated South, it also is the story of her family's  triumph over a dark heritage, a story of a Civil Rights Childhood that casts away a centuries-old tradition of insult and denial to embrace instead a civil rights heritage of freedom and love.”