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I've got the light of freedom : the organizing tradition and the Mississippi freedom struggle

Author: Charles M Payne
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This momentous work offers a groundbreaking history of the early civil rights movement in the South. Using wide-ranging archival work and extensive interviews with movement participants, Charles Payne uncovers a chapter of American social history forged locally, in places like Greenwood, Mississippi, where countless unsung African Americans risked their lives for the freedom struggle. The leaders were ordinary women  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Payne
ISBN: 0520085159 9780520085152
OCLC Number: 31134152
Notes: "A Centennial book"--Half title page.
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 1995
Description: xiv, 525 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Setting the Stage --
2. Testing the Limits: Black Activism in Postwar Mississippi --
3. Give Light and the People Will Find a Way: The Roots of an Organizing Tradition --
4. Moving on Mississippi --
5. Greenwood: Building on the Past --
6. If You Don't Go, Don't Hinder Me: The Redefinition of Leadership --
7. They Kept the Story Before Me: Families and Traditions --
8. Slow and Respectful Work: Organizers and Organizing --
9. A Woman's War --
10. Transitions --
11. Carrying on: The Politics of Empowerment --
12. From SNCC to Slick: The Demoralization of the Movement --
13. Mrs. Hamer Is No Longer Relevant: The Loss of the Organizing Tradition --
14. The Rough Draft of History --
Bibliographic Essay: The Social Construction of History.
Other Titles: I have got the light of freedom
Responsibility: Charles M. Payne.
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"An important history of the Civil Rights movement at the grass-roots level. . . . The exellent bibliographic essay is essential reading."--"Library Journal

 
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