Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story

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"Have No Fear reminds us what it meant to live under a system where segregation was important enough to kill for and where being treated with dignity and respect was a whites-only entitlement." --The New York Times Book Review

"A gutsy, American patriot and treasure . . . an important slice of American history."--Dan Rather

"Charles Evers has given us one of the most extraordinary memoirs about race in America that I know. This holy sinner of the civil rights era, who kept company with mobsters, bootleggers, call girls, Kings, Kennedys, and Rockefellers has produced, with Andrew Szanton, a salient one-man's history of Mississippi and the United States before and after Brown v. Board of Education. The fascinating interplay of racial nihilism and political sagacity is reminiscent of the early Malcolm X and the mature Frederick Douglass." --David Levering Lewis

"Truly spellbinding . . . relives the fear, desperation, and confrontation that marked the civil rights struggle." --The seattle times

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A spirited recounting of the life and times of one of America's most contradictory and controversial African-American politicians. Evers, along with coauthor and oral historian Szanton, provides a ... Read full review

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Charles Evers, the older brother of slain Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers and perhaps one of the few unacknowledged movers of the Civil Rights era, has written a powerful account of growing up in ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

CHARLES EVERS lives in Fayette, Mississippi, where he served as mayor for twenty-five years.

ANDREW SZANTON is a former oral historian at the Smithsonian Institution. His first book was The Recollections of Eugene P. Wigner. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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