Books: Non-Fiction

The Long Haul: An Autobiography

Book – Non-fiction. By Myles Horton with Herbert R. Kohl and Judith Kohl. 1997.
History of the role the Highlander Folk School played in the labor and Civil Rights Movements.

Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education

thelonghaul9780807737002In his own direct, modest, plain-spoken style, Myles Horton tells the story of the Highlander Folk School. A major catalyst for social change in the United States for more than sixty years, this school has touched the lives of so many people, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Pete Seeger. Filled with disarmingly honest insight and gentle humor, this is an inspiring hymn to the possibility of social change. [Publisher’s description.]

Myles Horton founded the Highlander Folk School which played a key role in the labor movement of the 1930s and the Civil Rights Movement. This book describes not only his life and work, but also his philosophy of education which could be applied to schools today.

Highlander continues to serve today as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the U.S. South.

ISBN: 9780807737002 | Published by Teachers College Press.