Local People: The Struggle For Civil Rights In Mississippi By John Dittmer

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Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by John Dittmer


For decades the most racially repressive state in the nation fought bitterly and violently to maintain white supremacy. John Dittmer traces the monumental battle waged by civil rights organizations and by local people, particularly courageous members of the black communities who were willing to put their lives on the line to establish basic human rights for all citizens of the state.


Local People tells the whole grim story in depth for the first time, from the unsuccessful attempts of black World War II veterans to register to vote to ...
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