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THE MARCH AGAINST FEAR: THE LAST GREAT WALK OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THE EMERGENCE OF BLACK POWER

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Author's Last Name: 
Bausum
Author's First Name: 
Ann
Publisher: 
National Geographic
Publication Month: 
January
Publication Date: 
2017
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A gripping account of the last great Civil Rights march--from Memphis TN to Jackson MS in August, 1966. Bausum tells this well-written and suspenseful story chronologically, and fills with of documented quotations, photographs, and informative details. Timely, too, in her efforts to explain the climate of the time: "Othering breeds a curious loop of fear." (10-14. K. Isaacs)

THE FREEDOM SUMMER MURDERS

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Author's Last Name: 
Mitchell
Author's First Name: 
Don
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2014

Mitchell offers a searing look at the events of June 1964, including vivid portraits of the three young adults who lost their lives attempting to secure the vote for all, a look at the decades-long investigations and trials, and an examination of the evolution of racism in Mississippi to the present day.

FREEDOM SUMMER: THE 1964 STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN MISSISSIPPI

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Author's Last Name: 
Rubin
Author's First Name: 
Susan Goldman
Publisher: 
Holiday House
Publication Date: 
2014

The murder of three courageous, idealistic student volunteers while working to register black voters in Mississippi in the face of violent resistance is presented through a compelling narrative accompanied by photographs and documents bringing the Civil Rights struggle into focus.

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