Minds Stayed on Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Rural South, An Oral History

 

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Based on interviews by local youths, Minds Stayed on Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Rural South, An Oral History is a portrait of the civil rights struggle in one Mississippi county. While the national Civil Rights Movement has been given broad coverage by journalists and scholars, this book provides an account of the experiences of ordinary people. Movement veterans recount how they overcame their fear in the face of terrorist resistance and collectively transformed the political and social fabric of their community. [Publisher’s Description]

Credit: By Youth Of The Rural Organizing & Cultural Center. Published by Westview Press, 1991.

 


Location: Mississippi
Type: Book – Non Fiction
Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Time Period: 1950 -1974