Freedom Summer

Freedom Summer

The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America A Democracy

Book - 2010
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Using in-depth interviews with participants and residents, Watson brilliantly captures the tottering legacy of Jim Crow in Mississippi, while vividly portraying: the chaos that brought such national figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Pete Seeger to the state, the courageous black citizens and Northern volunteers who refused to be intimidated in their struggle for justice, and the white Mississippians who would kill to protect a dying way of life.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2010.
ISBN: 9780670021703
0670021709
Call Number: 323.1196 WATSON
Characteristics: 369 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.

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