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September 2003

Jo will be a delegate to the Delegate Assembly of the National Writer's Union (UAW AFL-CIO), which represents freelance writers in the USA.

Jo's article "Two Remarkable Lives" appeared in the September Women's Review of Books. The article is a review of two books on women pioneer civil rights activists:

  • Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South, by Catherine Fosl, New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2002. ISBN: 0-312-29457-5, 418 pages, $35 hardcover.
  • Ella Baker & the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision by Barbara Ransby, Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. ISBN: 0-8078- 2778-9, 470 pages, $34.95 hardcover

August 2003

Jo was a featured speaker at the the Nordic American Studies Conference held in Trondheim, Norway, August 6-9.

July 2003

Jo won the 2003 Leon Epstein Award for her groundbreaking book, A Room at a Time. The award will be given by the section on Political Organizations and Parties of the American Political Science Association at its annual convention in late August. It honors a recently published book that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.

To be pubished November 7, 2003

At Berkeley in the Sixties: Education of an Activist, 1961-1965. Jo's history and memoir of being a student at Berkeley in the early 1960's will be published by Indiana University Press in the fall of 2003.

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Download the publisher's publicity flyer in Adobe Acrobat format here. The flyer has information about the book and an order form. Please feel free to print it out and circulate it.


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