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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV VOI

Bowers, Rick

Summary: In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 323.11 BOW

Mitchell, Don

Summary: Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 MIT

Summary: Celebrate African American history with this historic collection of stories. Collection includes: Rosa ; Henry's freedom box ; Lincoln and Douglass ; and, Ellington was not a street. Bonus interview with Nikki Giovanni. Bonus interview with Ellen Levine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV STO

Bausum, Ann

Summary: Explores the March Against Fear, a protest started by James Meredith and taken up by other civil rights leaders after Meredith was shot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Partners 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 BAU

Weil, Ann.

Summary: A biography on Medgar Evers, the civil rights activist and martyr from Mississippi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 EVE

Huffman, Alan.

Summary: Isaac Ross died in 1836, and his will stipulated that his Mississippi plantation be sold and the proceeds used to provide passage for his slaves to the new colony of Liberia. This book discusses the battle over the will (which was ultimately upheld), and the results of those slaves' emigration to Liberia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.2 HUF

Crowe, Chris

Summary: "Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 and the lasting impact of his death"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Speak 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 364 CRO

Crowe, Chris.

Summary: Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old, Emmett Till, in Mississippi, in 1955.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Phyllis Fogelman Books 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1523 CRO

Scattergood, Augusta.

Summary: In the summer of 1964 as she is about to turn twelve, Glory's town of Hanging Moss, Mississippi, is beset by racial tension when town leaders close her beloved public pool rather than desegregating it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Scattergood 2012

Taylor, Mildred D.

Summary: A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD TAY

Wiles, Deborah

Summary: It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe.--From publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WIL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WIL

Tyson, Timothy B.

Summary: "The event that launched the civil rights movement--the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till--now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as well as recently recovered court transcripts from the trial,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 TYS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1 TYS

Goudsouzian, Aram.

Summary: "The engrossing story of a march that became the key turning point in the history of the civil rights movement On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote Black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 323.11 Goudsouzian 2014

Summary: "Hoosiers: Norman Dale is a basketball coach whose checkered past has led him to a last-chance position with a last-chance team. Made to feel unwelcome by squad members, an icy fellow teacher and townspeople, Dale perseveres with an unwavering passion for the game ; The French connection: New York City detectives "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy Russo hope to break a narcotics smuggling ring and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro Goldwyn Mayer 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GEN

Summary: Strawberry and her friends love to dance - and the Peculiar Purple Pie Man of Porcupine Peak is taking advantage of it. He has Sour Grapes open a phony dance studio, posing as a famous teacher. Sour Grapes has to keep the kids busy while he plunders the berry crops. But things don't go as planned. Sour Grapes begins to enjoy teaching Strawberry and her friends and can't bring herself to betray...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV STR

Summary: "In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FRE

Summary: A journey into the endless possibilities of life. Rich with positive, life-enhancing messages that focus on growth and change. Positive messages of self-esteem are illustrated through a series of live action and animations shorts through songs, stories and laughter. Explores children's dreams and concerns, as well as their fears and fantasies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hen's Tooth Video 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV FRE

Summary: Join Diego and his team in new and exciting adventures. Diego needs your help convincing Armadillo that she can win her race, help Roady Roadrunner practice for his big race, and explore lots of fun places with Chucho the Train.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV GO

Till-Mobley, Mamie

Summary: The mother of Emmett Till, a black teenager whose 1955 murder ignited the civil rights movement, discusses the crime, her despair over the acquittal of the accused killers, and her struggle to overcome her grief.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.134 TIL

Nelson, Stanley

Summary: "After midnight on December 10, 1964, in Ferriday, Louisiana, African American Frank Morris awoke to the sound of breaking glass. Outside his home and shoe shop, standing behind the shattered window, Klansmen tossed a lit match inside the store, now doused in gasoline, and instantly set the building ablaze. A shotgun pointed to Morris's head blocked his escape from the flames. Four days later...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Louisiana State University Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.4 NEL

Summary: 10-year-old baseball fan Yankee Irving is always the last one picked for sandlot baseball games. But when Babe Ruth's prized bat is stolen during the 1932 World Series, Yankee steps up to the plate to help retrieve it for his beloved idol. He embarks on a wild cross-country journey that teaches him the stuff of real heroes, and along the way, Yankee learns that importance of perseverance and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E

Summary: In a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s, widowed lawyer Atticus Finch agrees to defend a young black man accused of raping a white woman, teaching his children valuable lessons about prejudice and empathy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie To Kill 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TO NOT RATED

Summary: The adventures of Tom Sawyer: Tom and his friend Huckleberry Finn are always getting into trouble, but when they witness a murder, they take a vow of silence and head down river on a raft. The whole town thinks they're dead, so when they return, they are in even more trouble--and not only with their families. The trial for the murder begins, and the killer needs to make sure they don't tell...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ad

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