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Local people : the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi

Author: John Dittmer
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1994.
Series: Blacks in the New World.
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For decades the most racially repressive state in the nation fought bitterly and violently to maintain white supremacy. John Dittmer traces the monumental battle waged by civil rights organizations and by local people, particularly courageous members of the black communities who were willing to put their lives on the line to establish basic human rights for all citizens of the state. Local People tells the whole  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dittmer, John, 1939-
Local people.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)608722105
Online version:
Dittmer, John, 1939-
Local people.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)624124882
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Dittmer
ISBN: 0252021029 9780252021022 0252065077 9780252065071
OCLC Number: 29184630
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 1994
Description: 530 pages : portraits, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: We return fighting --
Rising expectations, 1946-54 --
The magnolia jungle --
Toward a new beginning --
Outside agitators --
Into the delta --
Greenwood and Jackson --
Organizing Mississippi --
Conflicting strategies --
Freedom days --
That summer --
The Mississippi freedom Democratic party and the Atlantic City challenge --
Aftermath in McComb --
Battle fatigue --
The collapse of the COFO coalition --
CDGM and the politics of poverty --
The last march --
A new Mississippi?
Series Title: Blacks in the New World.
Responsibility: John Dittmer.

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