Author Sheila Chance-Morrison’s new book “Juanita, Emma Jean, and Sometimes Hughie” describes her experiences as a Native American child in a 1950s-era all-white school.

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Recent release “Juanita, Emma Jean, and Sometimes Hughie: The Struggle for Integration in the 1960s” from Page Publishing author Sheila Chance-Morrison is a candid memoir of the challenges of integration in North Carolina for Native American children in the wake of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate all American schools in 1954.

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Sheila Chance-Morrison, a career educator who has taught in the Harnett County School System in Dunn, North Carolina for thirty-seven years, has published her latest book “Juanita, Emma Jean, and Sometimes Hughie: The Struggle for Integration in the 1960s”: a is a true reflection of difficulties faced by Native American children in the segregated South.

The author shares, “This story in 2018 has an anniversary of fifty-eight years. I wrote this book for information and to tell our story. We are Native Americans, and we live in Dunn, which is located in Harnett County, North Carolina. This book is a true account of the struggle of two brave Indian brothers who wanted better education opportunities for their children.

My dad often made this statement: ‘Parents want a better life for their children than what they have experienced.’ He often reminded me and my nine siblings, ‘Your money could be taken, your valuables stolen, but no one could take knowledge from you.’ After the eighth grade, there were no accommodations in Harnett County for Indian high school students. High school students attended the state-run Eastern Carolina Institute for Indian Children. This involved a seventy-two-mile round-trip on a bus daily. We had to rely upon our Lord and Savior for our strength. Our journey would take six long years. It was our faith that made us strong for the challenge. When the mission was accomplished, six of the siblings received an education at Dunn High School.”
Published by Page Publishing, Sheila Chance-Morrison’s engrossing book is a riveting portrait of one family’s experiences in an all-white school district that resisted integration after the landmark Supreme Court decision.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Juanita, Emma Jean, and Sometimes Hughie: The Struggle for Integration in the 1960s” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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