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“Letters from Mississippi gives us a deeply personal look at one of the Civil Rights Movement’s key moments—and reminds us that change happens because regular people have decided they were willing to fight for it.”—Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense FundThis expanded edition includes over forty pages of poetry by students in the Freedom Schools of 1“Letters from Mississippi gives us a deeply personal look at one of the Civil Rights Movement’s key moments—and reminds us that change happens because regular people have decided they were willing to fight for it.”—Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense FundThis expanded edition includes over forty pages of poetry by students in the Freedom Schools of 1964, adding the lively voices of local participants, mostly teenagers, to those of the volunteers from the North. The new edition also includes an additional dozen biographies, resulting in a wider resource for scholarship and for a general understanding of this critical moment in civil rights history....

Title : Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Freedom School Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer
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ISBN : 9780939010929
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Freedom School Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer Reviews

  • Matteo
    2019-05-13 23:49

    a revolutionary moment in history - with stories told from the heat of the moment. it's a pretty incredible document about the not-so-remote past in thic country.It paints a stark picture of what Mississippi was like, and yet does not hide the internal struggles and challenges faced by the volunteers who went south.

  • Michael
    2019-05-07 18:53

    This book humanized the courageous efforts of volunteers and workers in the movement. All too often, we label leadership as a quality or skill requiring extraordinary abilities. Not so. We all have the potential in us, we just have to retrain our eyes to recognize the ordinary acts of decency, courage, and compassion as a form of leadership.Well worth the read...

  • Teresa
    2019-05-08 21:19

    Betita brings us letters from SNCC and CORE volunteers who went down to Mississippi to register voters and open freedom schools during the summer of 1964. It was sad to reflect on how far we still have to go and humbling to hear stories of how people have resisted.

  • Renee Blanchard
    2019-05-07 22:15

    Its amazing how many volunteers had not told their family and how they knew how disappointed their family would be if they had told them they wanted to help deseggrate the deep south.