Letters from Mississippi

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Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez
Zephyr Press, 2007 - African Americans - 376 pages
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"Letters from Mississippi gives us a deeply personal look at one of the Civil Rights Movement's key moments--and reminds us that change happens because regular people have decided they were willing to fight for it."--Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund

This expanded edition includes over forty pages of poetry by students in the Freedom Schools of 1964, adding the lively voices of local participants, mostly teenagers, to those of the volunteers from the North. The new edition also includes an additional dozen biographies, resulting in a wider resource for scholarship and for a general understanding of this critical moment in civil rights history.

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I found this in a used bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky, where I grew up. It consists of letters written to friends and family by white student volunteers who traveled to Mississippi during the ... Read full review


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She has published six books and numerous articles on popular struggles in the Americas including De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views for a Multi-Colored Century. Bond has served four terms on the NAACP National Board and since l998 has been Board Chairman. He was President of the Atlanta NAACP from 1978 until 1989. He is President Emeritus of the Southern Poverty Law Center and currently serves on its Board.

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