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Collision and Collusion: Local Activism, Local Agency, and Flexible Alliances

Françoise N. Hamlin

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/9781617039331.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how people organized themselves in Mississippi by focusing on the Delta city of Clarksdale from the 1950s through the 1990s. More specifically, it considers how activists in ... More


Washington Was Far Away: Defining a Different Postwar Delta

Françoise N. Hamlin

in Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on two local leaders who are emblematic of postwar grassroots black freedom movements: Aaron Henry and Vera Pigee. Virtually unknown on the national stage, both organized and ... More


Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Francoise N. Hamlin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin
Subject:
History, African-American History

Weaving national narratives from stories of the daily lives and familiar places of local residents, this book chronicles the slow struggle for black freedom through the history of Clarksdale, ... More


Say It Isn’t So, Sarge

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/9781469627809.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recounts how segregationists’ political pressure led Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) Director Sargent Shriver to back away from the Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM) and ... 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


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