I've got the light of freedom : the organizing tradition and the Mississippi freedom struggle (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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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 : 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Payne
ISBN: 0520085159 9780520085152 0520207068 9780520207066
OCLC Number: 31134152
Notes: "A Centennial book"--Half title page.
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 1995
Description: xiv, 525 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Setting the stage --
Testing the limits --
Give light and the people will find a way --
Moving on Mississippi --
Greenwood --
If you don't go, don't hinder me --
They kept the story before me --
Slow and respectful work --
A woman's war --
Transitions --
Carrying on --
From SNCC to Slick --
Mrs. Hamer is no longer relevant --
The rough draft of history.
Other Titles: I have got the light of freedom
Responsibility: Charles M. Payne.
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This work offers a history of the early civil rights movement in the South. Using wide-ranging archival work and interviews with movement participants, it uncovers a chapter of American social  Read more...

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