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The Resource Freedom is a constant struggle : the Mississippi civil rights movement and its legacy, Kenneth T. Andrews

Freedom is a constant struggle : the Mississippi civil rights movement and its legacy, Kenneth T. Andrews

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Freedom is a constant struggle : the Mississippi civil rights movement and its legacy
Title
Freedom is a constant struggle
Title remainder
the Mississippi civil rights movement and its legacy
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Kenneth T. Andrews
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Language
eng
Summary
No part of the United States was more resistant to the civil rights movement and its pursuit of racial equality than Mississippi. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle explores the civil rights movement in that state to consider its emergence before the 1965 Voting Rights Act and its impact long after. Did the civil rights movement have a lasting impact, and, if so, how did it bring about change? Kenneth T. Andrews is the first scholar to examine not only the history of the movement but its social and political legacy as well. His study demonstrates how during the 1970s and '80s, local movements worked to shape electoral politics, increase access to better public schools, and secure the administration of social welfare to needy African Americans. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle is also the first book of its kind to detail the activities of white supremacists in Mississippi, revealing how white repression and intimidation sparked black activism and simultaneously undermined the movement's ability to achieve far-reaching goals. Andrews shows that the federal government's role was important but reactive as federal actors responded to the sustained struggles between local movements and their opponents. He tracks the mobilization of black activists by the NAACP, the creation of Freedom Summer, efforts to galvanize black voters, the momentous desegregation of public schools and the rise of all-white private academies, and struggles over the economic development of black communities. From this complex history, Andrews shows how the civil rights movement built innovative organizations and campaigns that empowered local leadership and had a lasting legacy in Mississippi and beyond
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Andrews, Kenneth T
Dewey number
976.2/063
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.M6
LC item number
A85 2004
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Mississippi
  • Mouvements des droits de l'homme
  • Noirs américains
  • Mississippi
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Race relations
  • Mississippi
  • Rassenbeziehung
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • Schwarze
  • Mississippi <Staat>
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Freedom is a constant struggle : the Mississippi civil rights movement and its legacy, Kenneth T. Andrews
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-255) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Explaining the consequences of social movements -- The contours of struggle -- The formation of local movement trajectories in Mississippi -- The struggle for political power -- The politics of poverty -- Federal authority, school desegregation, and countermobilization -- The acquisition of political power -- Conclusion : the legacies of the civil rights movement
Control code
ocm53469616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780226020402
Lccn
2003025013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53469616
  • (OCoLC)53469616
Label
Freedom is a constant struggle : the Mississippi civil rights movement and its legacy, Kenneth T. Andrews
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Explaining the consequences of social movements -- The contours of struggle -- The formation of local movement trajectories in Mississippi -- The struggle for political power -- The politics of poverty -- Federal authority, school desegregation, and countermobilization -- The acquisition of political power -- Conclusion : the legacies of the civil rights movement
Control code
ocm53469616
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780226020402
Lccn
2003025013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53469616
  • (OCoLC)53469616

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