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Finding What You're Here For: A Montana Nun In The Segregated South

Dec 12, 2015

Lorraine Rivers Tucker
Credit Susan K. Adams

In this episode of Mountain West Voices, Lorraine Rivers Tucker recalls the journey that took her from the rough Montana copper mining town of her childhood, to a Dominican convent in Wisconsin, to Mobile, Alabama in the early 1960s.

At 24, teaching in an all black school, she found herself swept up the currents of the civil rights movement - marching in picket lines, being arrested and jailed.

(Broadcast: "Mountain West Voices,"  12/14/15, Monday afternoons, 4:53 p.m., or via podcast.)