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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374192204
0374192200
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 GOU
Characteristics: 351 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm

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