Remember Whose Little Girl You Are is a memoir of Ellen Nichols' time growing up from girlhood through college in the deep south. The years that Ellen's stories cover are integral to United States history and Civil Rights. Ellen's stories range from humorous to heartbreaking. The most intriguing stories were of Ellen's precocious nature and her insights and involvement in the Civil Rights movement. Her father's views were different from most in the South, giving her a liberal view and making Ellen an activist since birth. I really enjoyed that story of Ellen and her college roommates showing up at a march in Montgomery and being some of the only White protestors there. Later, at her college when asked to appear in front of the Dean, Ellen speaks for her group and refuses to apologize for fighting for rights. I am amazed at her will to fight and her actions taken for the rights of others. I would have loved more insights into her actions taken and how she feels about circumstances in the United States now. Some of the stories flowed together well, some were more disjointed anecdotes. A relatively short memoir, Ellen covers love, loss, captures important moments in history as well as the feeling of unity yet disparity in the South.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.