One Woman's Fight Author:Vashti Cromwell McCollum A revised edition with an epilogue by the author, a section of photographs from the 1940s, and the full text of the 1948 U.S. Supreme Court decision, McCollum vs. Board of Education. — "A personal account of her experiences in opposing religious instruction in the public schools of Champaign, Illinois. It is also a revelation of the price one mus... more »t pay in running counter to the religious conventions of a small community??One Woman?s Fight? is but an introduction to a continuing battle on behalf of religious liberty and the integrity of secular education in a religiously heterogeneous population.? ?? The Saturday Review of Literature
? ?One Woman?s Fight?, as readable as a novel, makes an ideal introduction to the subject of state/church separation. No one reading Vashti?s appealing story is likely to forget this testament to the significance of the Establishment Clause, or the personal toll exacted when the wall of separation is violated at the expense of citizens ? especially school children.? ? Annie Laurie Gaylor, Editor, Free Thought Today« less
This is an amazing story of courage, more relevant today than ever. Vashti's courage is a testament to the power of one. It was especially poignant for me, because I attended elementary school in Champaign, Illinois ten years after she won her case. I cannot imagine what it would have been like had the Board of Education prevailed. Thank you so much, Vashti, for you single-minded fight to save the very first amendment to our constitution.