B. Papers, A. Braden, and V. Durr, there were only three options available to her: become an actress and play the Southern belle; go crazy like Blanche DuBois; or become a rebel, step outside the magic circle, and challenge the Southern way of life. Durr chose the third option 13. Braden developed similar views in her own letters Durr Papers. They reacted to the death of Juliette Morgan, a librarian in Montgomery who had committed suicide. She had been harassed by local segregationists for NOTES REVUE FRANÇAISE D'ÉTUDES AMÉRICAINES publicly supporting the Montgomery Boycott and the integrationist movement in 1956 (see Stanton) It should be noted that the quotation concerns white women, even if this is not clearly specified. In the Southern context, white women's experience actually differed from black women's, due to the long history of slavery and segregation. Such a difference indeed made it difficult for black and white women to work together all through the Civil Rights Movement. As writer Marita Golden observes: " We have been defined as symbolic and actual opposites. The white woman weak/the black woman strong, the white woman undersexed/the black woman oversexed, the white woman the symbol of sexual desire/the black woman neutered. And this mumbo jumbo of imprisoning, corrupting imagery still rages in our heads and in our hearts, and makes it all the more difficult to throw a life or love line to one another, Lynne Olson sums up Durr's own emancipation in the following terms 14. Folder 33, carton 1, Durr Papers. 15. Many examples could be used to illustrate this point. Among them, the Richmond News-Leader was a typical example of the segregationist side, while the Atlanta Constitution represented the liberal press. 16. See " Declaration of Constitutional Principles. " 17. She also helped by accommodating protesters in her house whenever she could. She was especially supportive of SNCC's leaders James Forman and John Lewis, 1959.

B. V. Virginia, Black and white integrationists had traveled together on interstate buses from North to South, to expose the fact that Southern states did not respect Supreme Court decisions that had declared interstate travel segregation unconstitutional (Henderson v. United States The Freedom Riders' arrival in Anniston and Birmingham, Alabama, caused riots as the local segregationists assaulted them. There are many accounts about the ensuing events. See for instance Carson's chapter 3, or Arsenault's recent study. As for the federal judge mentioned by Durr, Here she refers to the violence used against the Freedom Riders, pp.364-454, 1950.