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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


Dramatic Means and Ideological Ends

Victoria Wohl

in Euripides and the Politics of Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter shows how ideological attachments are generated out of the suspense between narrative means and ends in Ion. It argues that for all their openness and questioning, Euripides' plays ... More


Freedom Summer

Robert E. Luckett

in Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802699
eISBN:
9781496802736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802699.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Joe T. Patterson's role in the conservative political effort to derail the advancing civil rights movement. When Patterson won a third term as Mississippi attorney general in ... More


Testimony Before the Democratic Reform Committee, Jackson, Mississippi, May 22, 1969

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

Soon after the 1964 Democratic National Convention, an interracial coalition of Mississippi politicians including Pat Derian, Hodding Carter III, and Charles Evers came together to ensure that the ... More


A Moment Lost

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/9781469627984.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Detailing the journey from the foundation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) to its seating challenge at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, this chapter ... More


“We will Walk in the Light of Freedom”: Attending and Teaching in the Freedom Schools

Jon N. Hale

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175685
eISBN:
9780231541824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175685.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

The fourth chapter examines the day-to-day experiences in the Freedom Schools and the pedagogy and curriculum that translated into student protest. The Freedom Schools were by far the most successful ... More


Testimony Before the Credentials Committee at the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 22, 1964

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Founded in April 1964, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) sought to show that the blacks of Mississippi would be willing to vote if given the opportunity. Knowing that the white power ... More


Interview with Fannie Lou Hamer by Dr. Neil McMillen, April 14, 1972, and January 25, 1973, Ruleville, Mississippi; Oral History Program, University of Southern Mississippi

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0020
Subject:
History, African-American History

In April 1972 and January 1973, Dr. Neil McMillen, professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi, interviewed Fannie Lou Hamer at her home in Ruleville, Mississippi. This chapter ... More


American Lynching

Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300181388
eISBN:
9780300184747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181388.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explains how lynching arose precisely out of an ideology of the sense of the rights accrued to someone possessing democratic freedom, and the sense that those rights were directly and ... More


The Congressional Challenge and Marching for Freedom, January–July 1965

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/9780813140933.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Holmes County leaders participated in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) Congressional Challenge in Washington, D.C. MFDP lawyers arrived in Holmes County to take depositions for the ... More


Annie Devine: June 1965, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0036
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in 1912 in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Canton, Mississippi, Annie Devine worked for the black-owned Security Life Insurance Company before she became involved in the civil rights movement. In ... More


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

Laura Visser-Maessen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of ... More


Introduction: Taking Rights

Crystal R. Sanders

in A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi's Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627809
eISBN:
9781469627823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627809.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction demonstrates that after the 1964 Democratic National Convention where the Credentials Committee chose not to seat the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s interracial delegation, ... More


Introduction. Writing the Cold War: Literature, Democracy and the Global Polis

Sorin Radu Cucu

in The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254347
eISBN:
9780823260997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter begins by exploring the reasons for considering the Cold War as ripe rhetorical terrain for analyzing the art of philosophical and literary writing that engaged the ... More


“I Don’t Mind My Light Shining,”: Speech Delivered at a Freedom Vote Rally in Greenwood, Mississippi, Fall 1963

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the fall of 1963, Allard Lowenstein and Bob Moses organized a “mock election” called the Freedom Vote to show that disenfranchised black Mississippians would cast a ballot if given the ... More


The Age of the New

Jed Rubenfeld

in Freedom and Time: A Theory of Constitutional Self-Government

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300080483
eISBN:
9780300129427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300080483.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Freedom, more specifically democratic freedom, under a written constitution, is related to the so-called Year 2000 problem. In order to see this connection, it is necessary to look at a Rousseauian ... More


“To Tell It Like It Is,”: Speech Delivered at the Holmes County, Mississippi, Freedom Democratic Party Municipal Elections Rally in Lexington, Mississippi, May 8, 1969

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1967, Fannie Lou Hamer played a role in ending seventy-four years of white-only rule in the Mississippi State Legislature when she helped Holmes County schoolteacher Robert G. Clark get elected to ... More


Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., September 13, 1965

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the 1964 congressional primaries, some of the candidates backed by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), including Fannie Lou Hamer, Annie Devine, and Victoria Gray, lost to ... More


The November 1966 Elections and Coalition Building, Fall 1966 –January 1967

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/9780813140933.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

Election planning began in even greater earnest. A block captain and precinct leader system was devised and established with the Lorenzis and FDP leaders guiding leadership training. They used a new ... More


“I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired,”: Speech Delivered with Malcolm X at the Williams Institutional CME Church, Harlem, New York, December 20, 1964

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

On December 20, 1964, Fannie Lou Hamer and Malcolm X spoke at the Williams Institutional Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Harlem, New York, for a political rally in support of the Mississippi ... More


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