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Hattiesburg : an American city in black and white

Author: William Sturkey
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this rich multigenerational saga of race and family in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, William Sturkey reveals the personal stories behind the men and women who struggled to uphold their southern "way of life" against the threat of desegregation, and those who fought to tear it down in the name of justice and racial equality.--
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Sturkey
ISBN: 9780674976351 0674976355
OCLC Number: 1057241218
Description: 442 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: People of spirit --
Visionaries --
The bottom rail --
The noble spirit --
A little colony of Mississippians --
Broken promises --
Those who stayed --
Reliance --
Community children --
Salvation --
A rising --
Crying in the wilderness --
When the movement came --
Conclusion: Changes.
Responsibility: William Sturkey.

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