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A Touchstone of Determination – True Grit by Linda Eatmon-Jones

A Touchstone of Determination – True Grit

The Dr. James Mitchell Story

by Linda Eatmon-Jones

Pages: 212

Dimensions: 6 x 9

  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - General

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781545677957

Price : $16.49

Type : Dust Jacket

ISBN : 9781545677964

Price : $30.99

A Touchstone of Determination – Ture Grit is a story of one man’s career journey from North Carolina by way of Florida, ultimately to the Black Belt of Alabama.  Dr. James Mitchell was driven by his dreams, vision and determination to transform the education and economic trajectory of blacks along the way. Due to his own economic circumstances earlier in life, he never wanted education to be outside the reach of any child.  The challenges, opposition and resistance he encountered during his first decade in the Black Belt would have sent most packing. He also confronted  all the stereotypical studies and the age-old civil rights programs that were not a fit with what the region needed. He poked the ‘bear of change’ and won. Most of his innovative programs at Wallace Community College Selma were the first in the state. 

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Linda Eatmon-Jones, an award-winning author, is a creative nonfiction writer whose biographies of unsung heroes have elements of fictional genres to hold the reader’s interest. She also brings to her stories a dimension of over 35 years of expertise in non-profit management and for-profit leadership at executive, management and policy levels.
Her grandkids, gardening, good reads and growth in her faith occupy her spare time. Linda is ever grateful for her family and close friends.
Another book in the Touchstones for Impact series

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