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The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Jon N. Hale

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175685
eISBN:
9780231541824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175685.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Created in 1964 as part of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Mississippi Freedom Schools were launched by educators and activists to provide an alternative education for African American students ... More


Grassroots Organizing in Mississippi That Changed National Politics

Wesley Hogan

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/9781617039331.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the meaning of organizing and how grassroots organizing in Mississippi changed politics at the national level. It stresses the need for a greater focus on the history of ... More


Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

Laura Visser-Maessen

in Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chronicling the destructive events of the Freedom Summer of 1964, this chapter investigates how the Project became the most challenging, and final, test of Moses’s organizational leadership approach. ... More


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