Freedom Summer

Freedom Summer

The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

eBook - 2014
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Discusses the "Freedom Summer" project of 1964 Mississippi, which was an attempt to register African Americans to vote, even though those who attempted to do so were threatened with violence and sometimes even death.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2014]
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780823431472
0823431479
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 120 pages) : illustrations

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Volunteers came from across the U.S. to fight Jim Crow laws in Mississippi. Three of them would never go home again, but were murdered for their activities. Despite this level of intimidation, the others carried on, and enormous strides were made in bringing a new political order to Mississippi. Illus. with period photos.

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