Jo Ivester spent two years of her childhood living in a trailer in Mound Bayou, where she was the only white student at her junior high. She finished high school in Florida before attending Reed, MIT, and Stanford in preparation for a career in transportation and manufacturing. Following the birth of her fourth child, she began teaching, first as a substitute math teacher and then as an adjunct professor at St. Edward's University. She and her husband teach each January at MIT and travel extensively, splitting their time between Texas and Colorado.
Posts by Jo Ivester:
Podcast: White In The Civil Rights Movement
March 30th, 2016
Listen Here: Jo Ivester is author The Outskirts of Hope where she describes her family’s experience in a small, all-black town in Mississippi in the 1960s where her father ran a medical clinic her mother was a local [...]