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Freedom summer: the savage season that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy

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Pub. Date:
c2010.
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In the summer of 1964, with the civil rights movement stalled, seven hundred college students descended on Mississippi to register black voters, teach in Freedom Schools, and live in sharecroppers' shacks. But by the time their first night in the state had ended, three volunteers were dead, black churches had burned, and America had a new definition of freedom. This remarkable chapter in American history, the basis for the controversial film Mississippi Burning , is now the subject of Bruce Watson's thoughtful and riveting historical narrative. Using in-depth interviews with participants and residents, Watson brilliantly captures the tottering legacy of Jim Crow in Mississippi and the chaos that brought such national figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Pete Seeger to the state. Freedom Summer presents finely rendered portraits of the courageous black citizens and Northern volunteers who refused to be intimidated in their struggle for justice, as well as the white Mississippians who would kill to protect a dying way of life. Few books have provided such an intimate look at race relations during the deadliest days of the civil rights movement.
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9780670021703
9780143119432
9781400117482
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Full title freedom summer the savage season that made mississippi burn and made america a democracy
Author watson bruce
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subject_facet African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century, African Americans -- Suffrage -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century, Audiobooks, Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century, Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century, Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
title_display Freedom summer : the savage season that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy
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title_sub the savage season that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy
topic_facet African Americans, Audiobooks, Civil rights, Civil rights movements, Civil rights workers, History, Race relations, Suffrage