I've Got the Light of Freedom

I've Got the Light of Freedom

The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle

eBook - 1995
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This work offers a history of the early civil rights movement in the South. Using wide-ranging archival work and interviews with movement participants, Charles Payne uncovers a chapter of American social history forged locally, in places like Greenwood, Mississippi, where countless unsung African Americans risked their lives for the freedom struggle. The leaders were ordinary women and men - sharecroppers, domestics, high school students, beauticians, independent farmers - committed to organizing the civil rights struggle house by house, block by block, relationship by relationship. The book brings to life the tradition of grassroots African American activism, long practised yet poorly understood.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1995], ©1995
ISBN: 9780585122052
Branch Call Number: 323.0976 Pa
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 525 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)
Alternative Title: I have got the light of freedom


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