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Title:
Mississippi challenge
Author:
Walter, Mildred Pitts.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Bradbury Press, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
xv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Describes the struggle for civil rights for the blacks in Mississippi, from the time of slavery to the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780027923018
Format :
Book

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Describes the struggle for civil rights for the blacks in Mississippi, from the time of slavery to the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. This in-depth history of the civil rights struggle in one state tells how ordinary people worked and protested and suffered to change the political system.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Walter, said PW, ``painstakingly documents the courageous struggle of African Americans in Mississippi to overcome pervasive racism and win their economic and political rights.'' Ages 12-up. (Jan.) q (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-- Walter outlines the history of blacks in Mississippi from prior to the Civil War through the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the Mississippi Challenge in the mid-1960s. And a dire history it is. Treatment of slaves in Mississippi, according to the author, was so cruel that owners in other states controlled their bondmen and women by threatening to send them there. In unbiased language, the author indicates how the struggle for the ballot was adversely affected by such factors as sharecropping, the Understanding Clause, poll taxes, and the fear generated by the rise of the Klan and other hate groups. Well organized and clearly and interestingly written, this book documents the struggle of blacks in just one state. It will make a good companion volume to Ellen Levine's Freedom's Children (Putnam, 1993). Lengthy source notes and a bibliography complete the book. --Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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