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Remembering Medgar Evers : writing the long civil rights movement

Author: Minrose Gwin
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2013.
Series: Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures, no. 53.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the first NAACP field secretary for Mississipi, Medgar Wiley Evers put his life on the line to investigate racial crimes (including Emmett Till's murder) and to organize boycotts and voter registration drives. On June 12, 1963, he was shot in the back by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith as the civil rights leader unloaded a stack of "Jim Crow Must Go" T-shirts in his own driveway. His was the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Medgar Wiley Evers; Medgar Wiley Evers; Medgar Wiley Evers; Medgar Wiley Evers
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Minrose Gwin
ISBN: 9780820335636 0820335630 9780820335643 0820335649
OCLC Number: 793576323
Notes: "A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund publication"--Title page verso.
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: "He leaned across tomorrow" : Medgar Evers and the future --
Where are the voices "coming from"? : James Baldwin, Margaret Walker, Eudora Welty, and the question of location --
"Agitators" and aesthetics : Jackson's newspapers and the battle for collective memory --
"It wears, it tears at the root of your heart" : Medgar Evers and the civil rights memoir --
Music and Medgar Evers : the heartbeat of memory --
The pocket and the heart.
Series Title: Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures, no. 53.
Responsibility: Minrose Gwin.

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Evers is. . .championed in a new book by Minrose Gwin. . . . Gwin felt that Evers' life of service and courage had been left on the periphery of Civil Rights history. She examines the powerful body Read more...

 
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