Marcia E Herman

Marcia E. Herman-Giddens was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham during the 1960s and participated in the Concerned White Citizens March in Selma on March 6, 1965 (the day before Bloody Sunday). She was also active in Friendship in Action (a group of progressive women who participated in lunch-counter boycotts and other protests during the early 1960s) and other local activist groups. Now teaching at the University of North Carolina, she is working on a memoir about her family’s experiences in Birmingham during the 1960s and her involvement in racial-justice activities during the Civil Rights Movement, including Tuskegee Institute’s Ethical Union Society program for African-American children; the book, to be published in the fall of 2022, is titled Unloose My Heart: A Personal Reckoning with the Twisted Roots of My Southern Family Tree.

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