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Anatomy of Four Race Riots: Racial Conflict in Knoxville, Elaine (Arkansas), Tulsa, and Chicago, 1919-1921

Lee E. Williams and Lee E. Williams II

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731903
eISBN:
9781604738209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731903.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is a study of the terrible racial violence that erupted in four different communities of America during the post World War I years, violence that left hundreds dead or injured and a massive ... More


“It’s Time for Black Men …”: The Deacons for Defense and the Mississippi Movement

Akinyele Umoja

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the Deacons for Defense and its place in the civil rights movement in Mississippi. It examines the role of the Deacons as an option for African Americans who perceived a lack ... More


Peering Behind the Cotton Curtain

Debbie Z. Harwell

in Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460957
eISBN:
9781626740556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460957.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter One explores the social climate in the South to explain why WIMS came into existence, and why its efforts focused on Mississippi. The chapter gives a historical overview of discrimination and ... More


Into the Lion’s Den

Debbie Z. Harwell

in Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460957
eISBN:
9781626740556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460957.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Four explores two facets of the WIMS trips. First, it examines the visits to the Freedom Summer projects and the treatment of African Americans and civil rights workers in Mississippi. ... More


The Meredith March, June–July 1966

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Holmes County leadership was pulled away from elections and into James Meredith's March Against Fear when Meredith was shot. The Lorenzis and Rathus Hayes met Fannie Lou Hamer, Annie Devine, ... More


The Sanctified Church: How Sweet It Is

Carolyn Finney

in Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614489
eISBN:
9781469614502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614489.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the role of fear in shaping the environmental perspectives and practices of African Americans. It employs the work of Joy DeGruy Leary to examine how the legacy of oppression ... More


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