Linda and Donna met when they were both graduate students at Ann Arbor in the 1960s. Polar opposites and soul sisters, blown into the whirlwind of 1960s social change, they forged a friendship that would last for fifteen years. Together as young women they risked their lives in Mississippi, found career paths unimagined by their mothers, embraced and benefited from the major social movements of their time, and stayed close friends, despite distances, until Donna’s death. The decades of 1960-1980 were inspirational times for many, certainly for women. As protagonists, Linda and Donna serve as real-life examples of progressive women’s choices and relationships, hesitations, blind spots, and accomplishments. The book serves as a close-up view of modern American history and a reminder of the importance of honoring the past.