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Standing Tall - A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph

C. Vivian Stringer

"Lots of people have dreams, but C. Vivian Stringer is the dream-a coalminer's daughter who believed when her Poppa told her there was no obstacle she could not surmount. And she lives that dream, teaching others to rise up to meet challenges, turning underdogs into champions again and again-on and off the court. This is the quintessential American story, of a woman and of a family pulling together against the odds. Standing Tall offers an important message of hope to so many." -John Chaney, Hall of Fame college basketball coach At a time when heroes are too rare, C. Vivian Stringer sets a shining example. She has time and again shown character, fortitude, and heart, both on and off the hardwood, and in the face of unbearable loss. In Standing Tall, she shares her remarkable life story, inspiring us to find this fortitude within ourselves. "Work hard, and don't look for excuses," Stringer's parents told her, "and you can achieve anything." But her faith and perseverance would be tested many times. A gifted athlete, she had to fight for a place on an all-white cheerleading squad in the sixties. In 1981, just as her coaching career was taking off, her fourteen-month-old daughter, Nina, was stricken with spinal meningitis. Nina would never walk or talk again. Still grieving, Stringer brought a small, poor, historically black college to the national championships-a triumph hailed as "Hoosiers with an all-female cast." In 1991, her husband, Bill-her staunchest supporter, the father of her children, and the love of her life-fell dead of a sudden heart attack, but that same year, she led yet another young team to the Final Four. Through these dark times and others-including her bout with cancer, shared here for the first time-Stringer has carried her burdens with grace. Given her history, it was no surprise that she led her team to respond to Don Imus's slurs with dignity and courage. Standing Tall is a story of quiet strength in the face of punishing odds. Above all, it is an extraordinary love story-love for the g

"Lots of people have dreams, but C. Vivian Stringer is the dream-a coalminer's daughter who believed when her Poppa told her there was no obstacle she could not surmount. And she lives that dream, teaching others to rise up to meet challenges, turning underdogs into champions again and again-on and off the court. This is the quintessential American story, of a woman and of a family pulling together against the odds. Standing Tall offers an important message of hope to so many." -John Chaney, Hall of Fame college basketball coach At a time when heroes are too rare, C. Vivian Stringer sets a shining example. She has time and again shown character, fortitude, and heart, both on and off the hardwood, and in the face of unbearable loss. In Standing Tall, she shares her remarkable life story, inspiring us to find this fortitude within ourselves. "Work hard, and don't look for excuses," Stringer's parents told her, "and you can achieve anything." But her faith and perseverance would be tested many times. A gifted athlete, she had to fight for a place on an all-white cheerleading squad in the sixties. In 1981, just as her coaching career was taking off, her fourteen-month-old daughter, Nina, was stricken with spinal meningitis. Nina would never walk or talk again. Still grieving, Stringer brought a small, poor, historically black college to the national championships-a triumph hailed as "Hoosiers with an all-female cast." In 1991, her husband, Bill-her staunchest supporter, the father of her children, and the love of her life-fell dead of a sudden heart attack, but that same year, she led yet another young team to the Final Four. Through these dark times and others-including her bout with cancer, shared here for the first time-Stringer has carried her burdens with grace. Given her history, it was no surprise that she led her team to respond to Don Imus's slurs with dignity and courage. Standing Tall is a story of quiet strength in the face of punishing odds. Above all, it is an extraordinary love story-love for the g
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"Lots of people have dreams, but C. Vivian Stringer is the dream-a coalminer's daughter who believed when her Poppa told her there was no obstacle she could not surmount. And she lives that dream, teaching others to rise up to meet challenges, turning underdogs into champions again and again-on and off the court. This is the quintessential American story, of a woman and of a family pulling together against the odds. Standing Tall offers an important message of hope to so many." -John Chaney, Hall of Fame college basketball coach At a time when heroes are too rare, C. Vivian Stringer sets a shining example. She has time and again shown character, fortitude, and heart, both on and off the hardwood, and in the face of unbearable loss. In Standing Tall, she shares her remarkable life story, inspiring us to find this fortitude within ourselves. "Work hard, and don't look for excuses," Stringer's parents told her, "and you can achieve anything." But her faith and perseverance would be tested many times. A gifted athlete, she had to fight for a place on an all-white cheerleading squad in the sixties. In 1981, just as her coaching career was taking off, her fourteen-month-old daughter, Nina, was stricken with spinal meningitis. Nina would never walk or talk again. Still grieving, Stringer brought a small, poor, historically black college to the national championships-a triumph hailed as "Hoosiers with an all-female cast." In 1991, her husband, Bill-her staunchest supporter, the father of her children, and the love of her life-fell dead of a sudden heart attack, but that same year, she led yet another young team to the Final Four. Through these dark times and others-including her bout with cancer, shared here for the first time-Stringer has carried her burdens with grace. Given her history, it was no surprise that she led her team to respond to Don Imus's slurs with dignity and courage. Standing Tall is a story of quiet strength in the face of punishing odds. Above all, it is an extraordinary love story-love for the g

Language:

English

Narrators:

Laura Tucker, Karen Chilton, Vivian Stringer

Length:

5h 47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:03


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:14


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:02


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:48


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:07


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:56


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:48


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:08


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:22


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:01


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:08


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:52


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:37