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The autobiography of Medgar Evers : a hero's life and legacy revealed through his writings, letters, and speeches

Autore: Medgar Wiley Evers; Myrlie Evers-Williams; Manning Marable
Editore: New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2005.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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The American civil rights movement of the 1950s, and 1960s was spurred by innumerable heros who earned small triumphs in the face of epic intolerance and terror. [This book] reveals what it mean to fight the most intractably racist bureaucracy of the Tim Crow era. [In the book, the editor] ha[s] created a vibrant portrait of an activist at work. The result is both a tribute to a civil rights hero and a living  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
History
Persona incaricata: Medgar Wiley Evers; Medgar Wiley Evers; Medgar W Evers; Medgar W Evers
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Medgar Wiley Evers; Myrlie Evers-Williams; Manning Marable
ISBN: 9780465021772 0465021778 0465021786 9780465021789
Numero OCLC: 60523578
Descrizione: xxiv, 352 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenuti: Bring justice sure --
Trial by fire --
Why I live in Mississippi --
Our need for political participation --
Keep your eyes on the prize --
Taking freedom for ourselves --
I speak as a native Mississippian --
After Medgar, no more fear.
Responsabilità: edited and with commentaries by Myrlie Evers-Willams and Manning Marable.
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One of America's leading black intellectuals teams up with Myrlie Evers-Williams to bring us the first-ever definitive look at the life, work, and tragic death of civil rights hero Medgar Evers  Per saperne di più…

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