Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi

Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi

Protest Politics and the Struggle for Racial Justice, 1960-1965

eBook - 2013
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"In 1960, students supporting civil rights moved into Mississippi and challenged white supremacy by encouraging African Americans to reassert the rights guaranteed them under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The ensuing social upheaval changed the state forever. In Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi, James P. Marshall, a former civil rights activist, tells the complete story of the quest for racial equality in Mississippi. Using a variety of sources as well as his own memories, Marshall weaves together an astonishing account of student protestors and local activists who risked their lives by fighting against southern resistance and federal inaction. Their efforts, and the horrific violence inflicted on them, helped push many non-southerners and the federal government into action, culminating in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act--measures that destroyed legalized segregation and disfranchisement"--Publisher description.
Publisher: Baton Rouge :, Louisiana State University Press,, [2013]
Copyright Date: Ă2013
ISBN: 9780807149874
080714987X
9780807149867
0807149861
9780807149850
0807149853
0807149845
9780807149843
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvi, 300 pages) : maps
Additional Contributors: Lynd, Staughton

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