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Mississippi Harmony: Memoirs of a Freedom FighterMississippi Harmony: Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter by Constance Curry (Author), Winson Hudson (Author), (Hardcover) Other Editions: Paperback ~ Hudson is a relatively unknown activist from the relatively unfamiliar Leake County, MS, whose small acts of bravery made a big difference. Readers who didn't catch her profile in Brian Lanker's I Dream a World will be pleased with this chronicle of her struggles to register to vote, desegregate the public schools, and bring racial equality to her rural town.
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The Struggle for Civil Rights

A Call to Conscience : The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr by Clayborne Carson (Editor), et al ~ In his introduction, the one-time ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young refers to MLK as "the voice of the century," and this collection deftly pays homage to that powerful voice. Carson (a Stanford University historian) and Shepard have compiled 12 of King's greatest speeches
Divided We Stand by Bruce Nelson ~ This is an important piece of scholarship that deserves wide attention and debate.
Freedom's Daughters : The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830 to 1970 by Lynne Olson ~ Although men like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael grabbed the headlines, women provided not just the backbone but frequently the leadership of the civil rights movement, this punchy popular history reminds us.
Freedomways Reader: Prophets in Their Own Country by Esther C. Jackson, Constance Pohl (Contributor)
I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michael Eric Dyson ~ Provocative preacher-teacher Michael Eric Dyson, known for his hip-hop-style delivery and encyclopedic intellectual powers, heroically tries to update and examine the true legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. for a glib Generation-X world.
King : The Photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Charles Johnson, et al ~ The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement is well documented in prose, but for sheer emotional power, nothing can compare to the pictures from this era. It's a challenge for a writer's words to match the force of Bob Adelman's photographs in this book
Let Nobody Turn Us Around by Manning Marable (Editor), Leith Mullings (Editor)
My Soul Is a Witness : A Chronology of the Civil Rights Era 1954-1965 by Bettye Collier-Thomas, V. P. Franklin ~ A powerful and inspiring record of one of the most significant periods in America's history, which presents the full historic scope of the hard-fought battle for civil rights.
Pillar of Fire : America in the King Years, 1963-65 by Taylor Branch ~ Pillar of Fire is the second volume of Taylor Branch's magisterial three-volume history of America during the life of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Branch's thesis, as he explains in the introduction, is that "King's life is the best and most important metaphor for American history in the... Read more
Riot and Remembrance by James S. Hirsch ~ Try as one might to disguise and forget the shameful events of the past, murder will out. So James Hirsch, author of the acclaimed book Hurricane, shows in this careful examination of a particularly shameful episode in modern American history.

Grandmama's Pride (Golden Kite Honors (Awards))Grandmama's Pride (Golden Kite Honors (Awards)) by Becky Birtha (Author) and Colin Bootman (Author) (Hardcover - Sep 15, 2005) ~ More Golden Kite Honors (Book Subject) ~ A 1956 summer visit to their grandmother's home exposes two African-American girls to segregation and prejudice unlike anything they have experienced in the North.

Rosa Parks (Penguin Lives) by Douglas Brinkley
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X, et al ~ Malcolm X's searing memoir belongs on the small shelf of great autobiographies. The reasons are many: the blistering honesty with which he recounts his transformation from a bitter, self-destructive petty criminal into an articulate political activist, the continued relevance of his militant... Read more
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King Jr, Clayborne Carson (Editor) ~ Celebrated Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson is the director and editor of the Martin Luther King Papers Project; with thousands of King's essays, notes, letters, speeches, and sermons at his disposal, Carson has organized King's writings into a posthumous autobiography.

The Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz (Author)The Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz (Books) (Author)

The Civil Rights Movement : A Photographic History, 1954-68 by Steven Kasher, Myrlie Evers-Williams ~ In an era saturated by media, our collective memory is formed by visual images. The historical images collected here by photographer and writer Kasher in The Civil Rights Movement are necessary reminders, in a time of white backlash, of just how bitter and... Read more
The Unsteady March : The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America by Philip A. Klinkner, Rogers M. Smith
Voices in Our Blood : America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement by Jon Meacham (Editor) ~ The civil rights movement not only changed America for the better, it also inspired some of the nation's best writing, as the pieces collected in Voices in Our Blood illustrate. The 40 essays contained in this anthology succeed in "capturing the complications behind the public spectacles and... Read more
Voices of Freedom : An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through the 1980s by Henry Hampton, Steve Fayer (Contributor) ~ In this companion to the acclaimed television series "Eyes on the Prize", the authors draw on nearly 1,000 interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, to weave a fascinating narrative of... Read more

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