In the 1960's and 1970's in the United States, if a person came from a blue collar background, chances for going to college were usually slim. Every once in a while, though, individuals emerge who defy the odds and take on seemingly impossible challenges. Such was the case for the twelve first-generation college graduates in Rebels with a Cause. As the pages unfold in this one of a kind account, these twelve individuals explain in their own words the opposition they faced, the doubts they had, and the strategies they employed to succeed and graduate from college. More importantly, their advice is just as timely for first-generation college students today as it was in a time not so long ago and far away.