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Medgar Evers : Mississippi martyr, Michael Vinson Williams

Label
Medgar Evers : Mississippi martyr
Title
Medgar Evers
Title remainder
Mississippi martyr
Statement of responsibility
Michael Vinson Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Civil rights activist Medgar Wiley Evers was well aware of the dangers he would face when he challenged the status quo in Mississippi in the 1950s and '60s, a place and time known for the brutal murders of those who challenged the status quo. Nonetheless, Evers consistently investigated the rapes, murders, beatings, and lynchings of black Mississippians and reported them to a national audience, all the while organizing economic boycotts, sit-ins, and street protests in Jackson as the NAACP's first full-time Mississippi field secretary. He organized and participated in voting drives and nonviolent direct-action protests, joined lawsuits to overturn school segregation, and devoted himself to a career that cost him his life. This biography of a lesser-known but seminal civil rights leader draws on personal interviews from Evers's widow, his remaining siblings, friends, schoolmates, and fellow activists to elucidate Evers as an individual, leader, husband, brother, and father. His story is a testament to the important role that grassroots activism played in exacting social change.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Michael Vinson
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F349.J13
LC item number
W55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evers, Medgar Wiley
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Evers, Medgar Wiley
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Evers, Medgar Wiley
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Evers, Medgar W
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Mississippi
  • Jackson (Miss.)
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Mississippi
  • Jackson (Miss.)
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Race relations
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
Label
Medgar Evers : Mississippi martyr, Michael Vinson Williams
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=38137
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-415) 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
"Mama called him her special child": a lineage of resistance -- The "road to Jericho": from the Mississippi Delta to Jackson, Mississippi -- The face of social change: the NAACP in Mississippi -- A bloodied and battered Mississippi: 1955 -- The black wave: conservatism meets determinism -- Riding the rails: freedom ride challenges and the Jackson movement -- Two can play the game: the gauntlet toss -- Mississippi, murder, and Medgar: our domestic killing fields
Control code
ocn741273576
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 434 pages
Isbn
9781557286468
Lccn
2011027201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781557289735
  • (OCoLC)741273576
Label
Medgar Evers : Mississippi martyr, Michael Vinson Williams
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=38137
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-415) 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
"Mama called him her special child": a lineage of resistance -- The "road to Jericho": from the Mississippi Delta to Jackson, Mississippi -- The face of social change: the NAACP in Mississippi -- A bloodied and battered Mississippi: 1955 -- The black wave: conservatism meets determinism -- Riding the rails: freedom ride challenges and the Jackson movement -- Two can play the game: the gauntlet toss -- Mississippi, murder, and Medgar: our domestic killing fields
Control code
ocn741273576
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 434 pages
Isbn
9781557286468
Lccn
2011027201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781557289735
  • (OCoLC)741273576

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