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If white kids die : memories of a civil rights movement volunteer

Author: Dick J Reavis
Publisher: Denton, TX : University of North Texas Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The summer of 1964 had been "Freedom Summer" for a few campuses. The Student Non-Violent Co-Ordinating Committee (SNCC) had drawn some five hundred students, most of them white, from Ivy League and prestigious universities to help its integration efforts in Mississippi. An up-and-coming leader named Stokely Carmichael had told a group of prospective volunteers in New York that SNCC wanted to be sure that if blacks
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reavis, Dick J.
If white kids die.
Denton, TX : University of North Texas Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606213358
Online version:
Reavis, Dick J.
If white kids die.
Denton, TX : University of North Texas Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606535144
Named Person: Dick J Reavis; Dick J Reavis
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick J Reavis
ISBN: 1574411292 9781574411294
OCLC Number: 45582740
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 117 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Dick J. Reavis.

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In 1965 Dick J. Reavis, a white middle-class Texan, decided to join a voter registration programme, and spent a summer on the wrong side of the tracks in Demopolis, Alabama. This work describes his  Read more...

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