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Part memoir, part history and part biography, provides an in-depth look at those persons whose lives and actions helped make Jacksonville and America what it is today.
Scholastic Library Publishing, 1996.
Photo documentation of the journey by more than 100 people from Marks MS to Washington DC by mule train to participate in the 1998 Poor Peoples Campaign.
Story of the Movement using primary source material.
King's political evolution, his increasing radicalization, and understanding that poverty and racism are fundamentally problems of power, requiring massive political mobilization on behalf of economic as well as civil rights.
Collection of essays and documents.
Describes the overall Freedom Movement in Mississippi, history of the Mississippi Summer Project, and includes personal stories of more than 50 participants.
Stories of the role that children played in the Movement.
Collection of sworn affidavits collected as evidence in the civil suit brought against Neshoba (MS) county Sheriff Rainey for the lynching of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman.
Recommended for: ages 9 and over.
The Freedom Movement in Florida as lived by a Freedom Family — CORE activist Patricia, Movement attorney John, and FAMU student activist (and later novelist) Tananarive Due.
Childrens Press (1987) Grades 5-9.
Poetry collection and play about Fannie Lou Hamer about the tradition of struggle, resistance, and survival common to generations of women descended from African slaves.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
The first revisionist state history textbook ever published, and the first Southern state history to give a full account of all races, including of course the Civil Rights Movement.
University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Spanning over 60 years, the poems focus on Till's murder, the heinous trails of his murderers, and his legacy as not just a Civil Rights Martyr but as a powerful choric voice.