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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

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 Collection, Call number: YA 323 BAU

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: "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

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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1 TYS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1 Tyson 2017

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 Collection, Call number: YA 323 MIT

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 Collection, Call number: YA 364 CRO

Bynum, Victoria E.

Summary: Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, and aided by women, slaves, and children who spied on the Confederacy and provided food and shelter, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River. There,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 BYN

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

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

Edmonds, Michael (EDT)

Summary: "Risking Everything : A Freedom Summer Reader documents the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, when SNCC and CORE workers and volunteers arrived in the Deep South to register voters and teach non-violence, and more than 60,000 Black Mississippians risked everything to overturn a system that had brutally exploited them. In the 44 original documents in this anthology, you'll read their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wisconsin Historical Society 0000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 RIS

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

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

Weil, Ann.

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2013

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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

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

Summary: This watershed release represents the life's work of William Ferris, an audio recordist, filmmaker, folklorist, and teacher with an unwavering commitment to establish and to expand the study of the American South. William Ferris was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1942. Growing up on a working farm, Ferris began at a young age documenting the artwork, music, and lives of the people on the...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Dust to Digital 2018

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD FOLK VOI

Cantrell, Julie

Summary: In Mississippi during the Depression, Millie Reynolds turns to a gypsies caravan to find where she really belongs and they help her unlock generations of shocking family secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: David C. Cook 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION CAN

Williams, Michael Vinson

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Arkansas Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EVERS. MEDGAR WIL

Contents: Four' o'clock flower blues (Willie "61" Blackwell & William Brown) -- Interview (Willie "61" Blackwell) -- Walking blues (Son House, Fiddlin' Joe Martin, Willie Brown, Leroy Williams) -- When I lay my burden down (Turner Junior Johnson) -- Strange things happening in the land (Charles Haffer, Jr.) -- Missionary sermon : excerpt (J.H. Terrell -- Rock, Daniel (Rev. C.H. Savage and group) --...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder Select 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES LAN

Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WAR

Summary: The summer of 1964... Two FBI agents--one a tight-jawed, by-the-book type, the other an experienced Southern lawman who knows how to handle people--head the government's investigation into the disappearance of three civil rights activists in East Mississippi.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM 1988

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Rubin, Susan Goldman.

Summary: Offers an account of the civil rights crusade in Mississippi fifty years ago that brought on shocking violence and the beginning of a new political order.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 RUB

Watson, Bruce

Summary: Using in-depth interviews with participants and residents, Watson brilliantly captures the tottering legacy of Jim Crow in Mississippi, while vividly portraying: the chaos that brought such national figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Pete Seeger to the state, the courageous black citizens and Northern volunteers who refused to be intimidated in their struggle for justice, and the white...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 WAT

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

Summary: A murder trial brings a small Mississippi town's racial tension to the flashpoint. Amid a frenzy of activist marches, Klan terror, media clamor and brutal riots, an unseasoned but idealistic young attorney mounts a stirring courtroom battle for justice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 1997

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY TIM

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Time 1996

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD TIM