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The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Contributions by Chris Myers Asch, Emilye Crosby, David Cunningham, Jelani Favors, Françoise N. Hamlin, Wesley Hogan, Robert Luckett, Carter Dalton Lyon, Byron D'Andra Orey, Ted Ownby, Joseph T. Reiff, ...

He Slew the Dreamer

Author William Bradford Huie was one of the most celebrated figures of twentieth-century journalism. A pioneer of "checkbook journalism," he sought the truth in controversial stories when the truth was ...

Just Trying to Have School

After the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, no state fought longer or harder to preserve segregated schools than Mississippi. This massive resistance came to a crashing halt in October 1969 when ...

Desegregating Dixie

By Mark Newman
Categories: History

Winner of the 2020 American Studies Network Book Prize from the European Association for American Studies

Mark Newman draws on a vast range of archives and many interviews to uncover for the first time ...

Aaron Henry

This book reveals why Aaron Henry (1922–1997) should be acknowledged, in the ranks of Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evers, as a truly influential crusader.

Long before many of his contemporaries, he was ...

Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement

In 1963, the Sunday after four black girls were killed by a bomb in a Birmingham church, George William Floyd, a Church of Christ minister, preached a sermon based on the Golden Rule. He pronounced that ...

A Past That Won't Rest

By Jim Lucas
Photographs by Jim Lucas
Edited by Jane Hearn
Categories: Mississippi

Contributions by Howard Ball, Peter Edelman, Aram Goudsouzian, Robert E. Luckett Jr. , Ellen B. Meacham, Stanley Nelson, and Charles L. Overby

A Past That Won't Rest: Images of the Civil Rights Movement ...

Telling Our Stories

Contributions by Reuben V. Anderson, Haley Barbour, Kane Ditto, Myrlie Evers, John E. Fleming, Dennis J. Mitchell, and William F. Winter

On December 9, 2017, in celebration of our state's bicentennial, ...

Prefiguring Postblackness

Prefiguring Postblackness explores the tensions between cultural memory of the African American freedom struggle and representations of African American identity staged in five plays between 1959 and 1969 ...

Emmett Till

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement offers the first, and as of 2018, only comprehensive account of the 1955 murder, the trial, and the 2004-2007 FBI ...