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Freedom Summer by Bruce Watson

Title Freedom Summer
Author Bruce Watson
Publisher Penguin
Release 2010-06-10
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1101190183
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A riveting account of one of the most remarkable episodes in American history. In his critically acclaimed history Freedom Summer, award- winning author Bruce Watson presents powerful testimony about a crucial episode in the American civil rights movement. During the sweltering summer of 1964, more than seven hundred American college students descended upon segregated, reactionary Mississippi to register black voters and educate black children. On the night of their arrival, the worst fears of a race-torn nation were realized when three young men disappeared, thought to have been murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Taking readers into the heart of these remarkable months, Freedom Summer shines new light on a critical moment of nascent change in America. "Recreates the texture of that terrible yet rewarding summer with impressive verisimilitude." -Washington Post

Mississippi Freedom Summer by John F. McClymer

Title Mississippi Freedom Summer
Author John F. McClymer
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release 2004
Category History
Total Pages 247
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Part of the American Stories series, this book tells the story of Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer" of 1964. The summer of 1964 witnessed the most astounding successes of the Civil Rights movement as well as the beginning of the dissolution of the political and social coalition that made those successes possible.

The Freedom Schools by Jon N. Hale

Title The Freedom Schools
Author Jon N. Hale
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release 2016-06-07
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0231541821
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Created in 1964 as part of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Mississippi Freedom Schools were launched by educators and activists to provide an alternative education for African American students that would facilitate student activism and participatory democracy. The schools, as Jon N. Hale demonstrates, had a crucial role in the civil rights movement and a major impact on the development of progressive education throughout the nation. Designed and run by African American and white educators and activists, the Freedom Schools counteracted segregationist policies that inhibited opportunities for black youth. Providing high-quality, progressive education that addressed issues of social justice, the schools prepared African American students to fight for freedom on all fronts. Forming a political network, the Freedom Schools taught students how, when, and where to engage politically, shaping activists who trained others to challenge inequality. Based on dozens of first-time interviews with former Freedom School students and teachers and on rich archival materials, this remarkable social history of the Mississippi Freedom Schools is told from the perspective of those frequently left out of civil rights narratives that focus on national leadership or college protestors. Hale reveals the role that school-age students played in the civil rights movement and the crucial contribution made by grassroots activists on the local level. He also examines the challenges confronted by Freedom School activists and teachers, such as intimidation by racist Mississippians and race relations between blacks and whites within the schools. In tracing the stories of Freedom School students into adulthood, this book reveals the ways in which these individuals turned training into decades of activism. Former students and teachers speak eloquently about the principles that informed their practice and the influence that the Freedom School curriculum has had on education. They also offer key strategies for further integrating the American school system and politically engaging today's youth.

Faces of Freedom Summer by Bobs M. Tusa

Title Faces of Freedom Summer
Author Bobs M. Tusa
Publisher University Alabama Press
Release 2001
Category History
Total Pages 132
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Few of Randall's nearly 1800 photographs were seen or even printed until 1998, when he donated the negatives to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The following year, more than 100 of the photographs were exhibited on that campus as part of a commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Freedom Summer. Those photographs are now presented in this book, enhanced by Bobs Tusa's extensive introduction. Faces of Freedom Summer offers a rare and moving visual record of a remarkable era in American history."--BOOK JACKET.

Freedom s Orator by Robert Cohen

Title Freedom s Orator
Author Robert Cohen
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2009-08-27
Category History
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9780199766345
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Here is the first biography of Mario Savio, the brilliant leader of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement, the largest and most disruptive student rebellion in American history. Savio risked his life to register black voters in Mississippi in the Freedom Summer of 1964 and did more than anyone to bring daring forms of non-violent protest from the civil rights movement to the struggle for free speech and academic freedom on American campuses. Drawing upon previously unavailable Savio papers, as well as oral histories from friends and fellow movement leaders, Freedom's Orator illuminates Mario's egalitarian leadership style, his remarkable eloquence, and the many ways he embodied the youthful idealism of the 1960s. The book also narrates, for the first time, his second phase of activism against "Reaganite Imperialism" in Central America and the corporatization of higher education. Including a generous selection of Savio's speeches, Freedom's Orator speaks with special relevance to a new generation of activists and to all who cherish the '60s and democratic ideals for which Savio fought so selflessly.

Robert Parris Moses by Laura Visser-Maessen

Title Robert Parris Moses
Author Laura Visser-Maessen
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release 2016-02-24
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 456
ISBN 146962799X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Moses presented himself as a mere facilitator of grassroots activism rather than a charismatic figure like Martin Luther King Jr. His self-effacing demeanor and his success, especially in steering the events that led to the volatile 1964 Freedom Summer and the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, paradoxically gave him a reputation of nearly heroic proportions. Examining the dilemmas of a leader who worked to cultivate local leadership, historian Laura Visser-Maessen explores the intellectual underpinnings of Moses's strategy, its achievements, and its struggles. This new biography recasts Moses as an effective, hands-on organizer, safeguarding his ideals while leading from behind the scenes. By returning Moses to his rightful place among the foremost leaders of the movement, Visser-Maessen testifies to Moses's revolutionary approach to grassroots leadership and the power of the individual in generating social change.

Freedom Summer by John Dittmer

Title Freedom Summer
Author John Dittmer
Publisher Macmillan Higher Education
Release 2016-12-15
Category History
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1319054137
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the summer of 1964 in Mississippi, a coalition of civil rights organizations spread out into black communities across the state to organize a grassroots voter registration movement, challenging the Jim Crow system of segregation and all it stood for. This title highlights the role of black Mississippians who were at the heart of Freedom Summer, including the local women who assumed key leadership positions. The Introduction provides a narrative account that begins with a brief history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi and then examines the recruitment of the summer volunteers, their training, and their deployment throughout the state. The documents, arranged in thematic and roughly chronological chapters, allow students to sift through the evolution of Freedom Summer through speeches, letters, reports, and activist training documents. Document headnotes, a map and images, a chronology, questions to consider, and a bibliography enrich students' understanding of Freedom Summer.

Upon these Shores by William R. Scott

Title Upon these Shores
Author William R. Scott
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-10-31
Category History
Total Pages 480
ISBN 113527620X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This one-volume, comprehensive overview of African American history brings together original essays by some of the foremost authorities in the field. Arranged both thematically and chronologically, these papers discuss a wide range of topics - from the Middle Passage to the Civil Rights Movement; from abolition to the Great Migration; from issues in religion, class and family to literature, education and politics.

The Making of Modern America by Gary A. Donaldson

Title The Making of Modern America
Author Gary A. Donaldson
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release 2012-10-18
Category History
Total Pages 364
ISBN 1442209593
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Making of Modern America, introduces students to the cultural, social and political paths the United States has traveled from the end of WWII to the present day. While deftly cataloguing the sweeping changes and major events in America from “Dewey Defeats Truman” through the election of our first black President, this newly updated edition never loses touch with that American history taking place at the level of the people. This edition details not just the United States’ rich cultural history, but elegantly repositions it as integral to our understanding of any portion of this country’s past. Donaldson provides a factual foundation for students and then pushes them to interpret those facts, framing the discussions essential to any complete study of American history. The Making of Modern America, Second Edition is updated to include: —A new chapter titled “The Second Bush and Obama: From the War on Terrorism to the Audacity of Hope” updating readers on the calamitous end to President George W. Bush’s second term, the Obama administration’s first term challenges and the Great Recession. —Newly revised readings each profiling an historical event, speech or figure—Lee Harvey Oswald to Bill Gates to Condoleeza Rice— at the conclusion of each chapter.

In a Madhouse s Din by Susan Weill

Title In a Madhouse s Din
Author Susan Weill
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release 2002
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 281
ISBN 9780275969608
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Evaluates reporting on the civil rights movement in the daily press of the state most resistant to its precepts.

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