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Freedom Summer for young people : the savage season of 1964 that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy

Author: Bruce Watson; Rebecca Stefoff; Bruce 1953- Watson
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the summer of 1964, as the Civil Rights movement boiled over, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent more than seven hundred college students to Mississippi to help black Americans already battling for democracy, their dignity and the right to vote. The campaign was called "Freedom Summer." But on the evening after volunteers arrived, three young civil rights workers went missing, presumed  Read more...
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Watson, Bruce, 1953-
Freedom Summer for young people
New York : Seven Stories Press, [2020]
(DLC) 2020032395
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Watson; Rebecca Stefoff; Bruce 1953- Watson
ISBN: 9781644210093 1644210096 9781644210109 164421010X
OCLC Number: 1290209549
Notes: "A Triangle Square book for young readers."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target Audience: Grades 7-9
Contents: Before: Mississippi at a crossroads --
A risky bus ride --
The past is "not even past" --
Freedom Street --
Battleground for America --
"It is sure enough changing" --
The sickness and the scars --
July 16: Another so-called "Freedom Day" --
"Walk together, children" --
A blot on the country --
The flowering of Freedom Summer --
"The stuff democracy is made of" --
Beauty for ashes --
After: ordinary people made a difference.
Other Titles: Savage season of 1964 that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy
Responsibility: Bruce Watson ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.

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"In the summer of 1964, as the Civil Rights movement boiled over, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent more than seven hundred college students to Mississippi to help black Americans already battling for democracy, their dignity and the right to vote. The campaign was called "Freedom Summer." But on the evening after volunteers arrived, three young civil rights workers went missing, presumed victims of the Ku Klux Klan. The disappearance focused America's attention on Mississippi. In the days and weeks that followed, volunteers and local black activists faced intimidation, threats, and violence from white people who didn't believe African Americans should have the right to vote. As the summer unfolded, volunteers were arrested or beaten. Black churches were burned. More Americans came to Mississippi, including doctors, clergymen, and Martin Luther King. A few frightened volunteers went home, but the rest stayed on in Mississippi, teaching in Freedom Schools, registering voters, and living with black people as equals. Freedom Summer brought out the best and the worst in America. The story told within these pages is of everyday people fighting for freedom, a fight that continues today. 'Freedom Summer for Young People' is a riveting account of a decisive moment in American history, sure to move and inspire readers"--

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