Down to the Crossroads

Down to the Crossroads

Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear

Book - 2014
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"On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote Black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a hospital. What followed was one of the key dramas of the civil rights era ... Tracking rural demonstrators' courage and impassioned debates among movement leaders, [the author] reveals the complex legacy of an event that would both integrate African Americans into the political system and inspire an era of bolder protests against it"--
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374192204
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 Goudsouz 02/2014
Characteristics: 351 pages :,illustrations, map ;,24 cm


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