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Author Goudsouzian, Aram.

Title Down to the crossroads : civil rights, Black power, and the Meredith march against fear / Aram Goudsouzian.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    323.1196 GOU    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 351 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A new day -- The Bible and the gun -- Leaving Egypt -- Bargains in blood -- Daylight breaking -- Registering is all right -- The world is watching -- Everybody should have their march -- Standing tall -- Politics and poverty -- Down to the crossroads -- The crow and the blackbird -- Delta blues -- Brotherly love -- The prize bull -- The shadow of death -- Uninvited guests -- We're the greatest -- Dreams and nightmares -- Highway 51 revisited.
Summary "On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote Black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a hospital. What followed was one of the key dramas of the civil rights era ... Tracking rural demonstrators' courage and impassioned debates among movement leaders, [the author] reveals the complex legacy of an event that would both integrate African Americans into the political system and inspire an era of bolder protests against it"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Meredith, James, 1933-
Civil rights demonstrations -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Voter registration -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
African American college students -- Mississippi -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Black power -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title Down to the cross roads : civil rights, Black power, and the Meredith march against fear
ISBN 9780374192204 hardback
0374192200 hardback

 
    
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