Freedom Summer

by Aretha, David.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Dormont Public Library Young Adult Non-Fiction YA 323.1196 A3
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Non-Fiction
Call Number  YA 323.1196 A3
One summer a group of volunteers attempted to bring equal and fair rights to all.
Preface to a long hot summer
Jim Crow's stranglehold
Northern Whites join the fight
Preparing for battle
Welcome to Mississippi
Daring to register
Freedom schools
The Freedom Party
Violence and tension
The impact of Freedom Summer

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The author's latest title in the Civil Rights Movement series (earlier ones focused on Emmett Till, the Scottsboro Boys, and Selma) spotlights SNCC's 1964 Summer Project. Better known as Freedom Summer, the project famously brought white students to Mississippi to register blacks to vote and to help organize Freedom Schools. The brevity of the book and the complexity of the issues involved result in sometimes confusing coverage, and some readers may think the author overstates the impact of the project. That said, Aretha does bring immediacy and passion to idealism by quoting extensively from his interviews with both white and black volunteers. He also expands his coverage to include the establishment of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and, to his credit, candidly acknowledges the sometimes difficult interactions between privileged white volunteers and impoverished blacks. Back matter includes a time line, an index (of names only), a bibliography, and extensive source notes.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Civil rights movement.
Subjects Mississippi Freedom Project -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights workers.
Civil rights movements.
Race relations.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Greensboro, N.C. :Morgan Reynolds Pub.,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 128 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-123) and index.
ISBN 9781599350592
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