In June 1964, courageous young civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, which had historically excluded most blacks from voting. With a firsthand account of the details and thoughtful descriptions of key people on the front lines, including Fannie Lou Hamer, Charles McLaurin, John Harris, Irene McGruder, and many more, author Jim Dann brings that historic period back to life. He places those 15 months in Mississippi-known as Freedom Summer-in the overall
Front Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright ; Dedication ; Table of Contents; List of Maps; Preface by John Harris; Introduction; 1 - A Trip from Los Angeles to Ohio ; 2 - The Training in Oxford, Ohio ; 3 - Our Base in Ruleville ; 4 - The Standoff in Drew ; 5 - Breakthrough in Indianola ; 6 - The Autumn Desegregation Offensive in Indianola ; 7 - The Klan Strikes Back ; 8 - A Winter to Keep On Pushing ; 9 - New Hopes and New Paths of Struggle ; 10 - Return to Mississippi ; Afterword by John Harris; Appendix - Organizations and Civil Rights Leaders Referred to; A Short Note on Sources
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