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

Author: Medgar Wiley Evers; Myrlie Evers-Williams; Manning Marable
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2005.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Medgar Wiley Evers; Medgar W Evers; Medgar Wiley Evers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Medgar Wiley Evers; Myrlie Evers-Williams; Manning Marable
ISBN: 9780465021772 0465021778 0465021786 9780465021789
OCLC Number: 60523578
Description: xxiv, 352 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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