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The Struggle for Black Citizenship: Medgar Wiley Evers and the Fight for Civil Rights in Mississippi

Michael Vinson Williams

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/9781617039331.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the roots of activism, how individual action turned into group organizing, and how different groups of African Americans worked together in their struggle for full citizenship ... More


Myrlie Evers: November 26, 1963, Freedom House Award Ceremony, New York, New York

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/9781604731071.003.0029
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on March 17, 1933, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Myrlie Beasley Evers was a civil rights activist like her husband, Medgar Evers. In 1954, the couple moved to the state capital of Jackson, where ... More


Teaching Welty in Dialogue with Other Artists in a Social Justice Course

Adrienne Akins Warfield

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the potential for teaching Welty’s works in conjunction with works by other authors, musicians, and filmmakers in an interdisciplinary class on Social Justice in Literature and ... More


Camelot, The Final Act

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0017
Subject:
History, African-American History

In September 1962, a military-backed attack on diehard Mississippi’s color line culminated in the admission of the first black student to the segregated University of Mississippi. John F. Kennedy’s ... More


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