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The Resource Down to the crossroads : civil rights, Black power, and the Meredith march against fear, Aram Goudsouzian

Down to the crossroads : civil rights, Black power, and the Meredith march against fear, Aram Goudsouzian

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Down to the crossroads : civil rights, Black power, and the Meredith march against fear
Title
Down to the crossroads
Title remainder
civil rights, Black power, and the Meredith march against fear
Statement of responsibility
Aram Goudsouzian
Title variation
Civil rights, Black power, and the Meredith march against fear
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Language
eng
Summary
"The engrossing story of a march that became the key turning point in the history of the civil rights movement 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. When the leading figures of the civil rights movement flew to Mississippi to carry on Meredith's effort, they found themselves confronting Southern law enforcement officials, local activists, and one another. In the subsequent three weeks, Martin Luther King Jr. narrowly escaped a mob attack, protesters were teargassed by state police, Lyndon Johnson refused federal intervention, and the young charismatic activist Stokely Carmichael first led the chant that would define the next phase of the civil rights era: Black Power. Aram Goudsouzian's Down to the Crossroads is the story of the last great march of the civil rights era and the first great showdown of the turbulent years that followed. Tracking rural demonstrators' courage and impassioned debates among movement leaders, Goudsouzian 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. Full of drama and historical resonance, this book is civil rights history at its best"--
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Goudsouzian, Aram
Dewey number
323.1196/07307620904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E185.93.M6
  • E185.93.M6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Meredith, James
  • Civil rights demonstrations
  • Voter registration
  • Racism
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American college students
  • African Americans
  • Black power
  • Mississippi
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Down to the crossroads : civil rights, Black power, and the Meredith march against fear, Aram Goudsouzian
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Map -- Prologue: A New Day -- 1. The Bible and the Gun -- 2. Leaving Egypt -- 3. Bargains in Blood -- 4. Daylight Breaking -- 5. Registering Is All Right -- 6. The World Is Watching -- 7. Everybody Should Have Their March -- 8. Standing Tall -- 9. Politics and Poverty -- 10. Down to the Crossroads -- 11. The Crow and the Blackbird -- 12. Delta Blues -- 13. Brotherly Love -- 14. The Prize Bull -- 15. The Shadow of Death -- 16. Uninvited Guests -- 17. We're the Greatest -- 18. Dreams and Nightmares -- Epilogue: Highway 51 Revisited
Control code
sky258311674
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
304 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374192204
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013033911
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Down to the crossroads : civil rights, Black power, and the Meredith march against fear, Aram Goudsouzian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Map -- Prologue: A New Day -- 1. The Bible and the Gun -- 2. Leaving Egypt -- 3. Bargains in Blood -- 4. Daylight Breaking -- 5. Registering Is All Right -- 6. The World Is Watching -- 7. Everybody Should Have Their March -- 8. Standing Tall -- 9. Politics and Poverty -- 10. Down to the Crossroads -- 11. The Crow and the Blackbird -- 12. Delta Blues -- 13. Brotherly Love -- 14. The Prize Bull -- 15. The Shadow of Death -- 16. Uninvited Guests -- 17. We're the Greatest -- 18. Dreams and Nightmares -- Epilogue: Highway 51 Revisited
Control code
sky258311674
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
304 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374192204
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013033911
Other physical details
illustrations

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