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Chuck Fager is a writer, editor, publisher and peace activist. He was born in Kansas to a Catholic family, and raised on military bases. In high school, Fager left Catholicism, and for some years regarded himself as an atheist. However, he remained interested in religion, and was influenced by the work of C.G. Jung, who took religion seriously, if in an un-orthodox way.
Fager enrolled at Colorado State University in 1960. There he was in the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Colorado State University, where he won medals and commanded a prize-winning AFROTC drill team. However, by his senior year his interest in the Air Force had waned, and he left the ROTC. After leaving Colorado for the South in late 1964, he completed a B. A. in Humanities from Colorado State University in 1967. While working in the civil rights movement, he encountered and later joined the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers. He performed alternative service as a conscientious objector to the military draft, and then attended Harvard Divinity School, mostly part-time, for four years, starting in 1968.
In 1970, he resolved to pursue writing as a full-time vocation, which he has never given up, publishing numerous books and a stream of articles while taking a variety of jobs to support these projects.
Not long after the 9/11 attacks he became Director of Quaker House, a peace project near Fort Bragg in North Carolina that was very active through the Iraq & Afghanistan wars. He retired from Quaker House in 2012, and has since been busy with various writing projects.
Chuck has been married and divorced twice, has four children, and a growing number of grandchildren. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
Eating Dr. King's Dinner
A Memoir of the Movement, 1963-1966
In 1965, Chuck Fager was a rookie civil rights worker, fresh out of college, who was sent to Selma, Alabama to work for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s direct action campaign to end the racist exclusion of African-Americans from voting, there and across the South.
This is Chuck Fager’s vivid personal account of the movement: how he got there, his experiences in and out of jail, what he learned, how Selma shaped his life and launched him on a spiritual journey and a writer's career. This book is a revealing first-person counterpart to his earlier, highly-praised historical account, Selma 1965: The March That Changed the South.
- Publication Date:
- 0945177240 / 9780945177241
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs