Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Book of the Month: Ed King's Mississippi : behind the scenes of freedom summer

Ed King's Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer" features more than forty unpublished black-and-white photographs and substantial writings by the prominent civil rights activist Reverend Ed King. The images and text provide a unique perspective on Mississippi during the summer of 1964. Ed King's writings offer background and insights on the motivations and work of Freedom Summer volunteers, on the racial climate of Mississippi during the late 1950s and 1960s, and the grassroots effort by black Mississippians to enter the political arena and exercise their fundamental civil rights.-Excerpt courtesy of goodreads.com.

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