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|Named Person:||Aaron Henry; Vera Mae Pigee|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Françoise N Hamlin
|Description:||xvii, 371 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: the black freedom struggle at the crossroads --
Washington was far away: defining a different post-war delta --
M is for Mississippi and murder ... and mother --
I think freedom and talk freedom: demanding desegregation, 1960-1963 --
Fires of frustration: summers of 1963 to 1965 --
Children should not be subjected to what is going on there: desegregating schools --
It was a peaceful revolution: Johnson's great society and economic justice in Coahoma County --
Epilogue: I have not ended the story for there is no end: continuing histories of Clarksdale's black freedom struggle --
Appendix: black and white freedom summer volunteers in Clarksdale.
|Series Title:||John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.|
|Responsibility:||Françoise N. Hamlin.|
"[This book] is a much-needed additive to the already-extant literature on the Mississippi civil rights movement, not only for its artful prose, but also because it sets a high standard for future
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Clarksdale -- History -- 20th century.
- African Americans -- Segregation -- Mississippi -- Clarksdale -- History -- 20th century.
- Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- Clarksdale -- History -- 20th century.
- Segregation -- Mississippi -- Clarksdale -- History -- 20th century.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. -- Coahoma County Branch -- History.
- Henry, Aaron, -- 1922-1997.
- Pigee, Vera Mae, -- 1924-2007.
- Clarksdale (Miss.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.