By Jim Dann,John Harris
In June 1964, brave younger civil rights employees risked their lives within the face of violence, intimidation, unlawful arrests, and racism to sign up as many African American citizens as attainable in Mississippi, which had traditionally excluded such a lot blacks from vote casting. With a firsthand account of the main points and considerate descriptions of key humans at the entrance lines, including Fannie Lou Hamer, Charles McLaurin, John Harris, Irene McGruder, and lots of extra, writer Jim Dann brings that ancient interval again to lifestyles. He areas these 15 months in Mississippi—known as Freedom Summer—in the final historical past of the fight of African american citizens for freedom, equality, and democratic rights within the South, the rustic, and through the international. Fraught with classes drawn from these studies, Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers is a helpful contribution to figuring out and advancing civil rights struggles as well as being a desirable and engrossing tale of a pivotal second within the mid-20th-century United States.
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Challenging the Mississippi Fire Bombers: Memories of Mississippi 1964–65 by Jim Dann,John Harris