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Safran, John.

Summary: "An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson. A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Hardcover 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 SAF

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

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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1 Tyson 2017

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

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

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

Summary: Tom Bodett explores the trails that extended America's frontiers. He follows the footsteps and wagon ruts of rugged pioneers, dauntless homesteaders, reclusive mountain men, and stop-at-nothing gold hunters as they explored, settled, and worked the new land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 AME 1
Call number: 917.3 AME 2
Call number: 917.3 AME 5
Call number: 917.3 AME 6

Summary: Delivering a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, who come together to rebuild, heal, and forge a better way forward.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO

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

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

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

Johnson, Yvette

Summary: 'Have to keep that smile,' Booker Wright said in the 1966 NBC documentary Mississippi: A Self-Portrait. At the time, Wright spent his evenings waiting tables for whites at a local restaurant and his mornings running his own business. The ripple effect from his remarks would cement Booker as a civil rights icon because he did the unthinkable: before a national audience, Wright described what...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSON, YVETTE JOH

Winstead, Mary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Theia 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.2685 WIN

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

Brown, Don

Summary: A graphic novel account of the giant dust storms in the Midwest in the 1930s discusses the ecological and agricultural damage caused by the storms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Graphic Novels, Call number: J 978.032 BRO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC BRO

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

Summary: For biographer Michael Holroyd, playwright George Bernard Shaw is practically an alter ego. Using archival footage and Holroyd's painstaking detective work, this intriguing program questions the extent to which Shaw's life and art fed upon each other, addressing issues including the effects of the triangle between his father, his mother, and Vandeleur Lee on his plays, as seen in Misalliance...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Friedman, Mel

Summary: Discusses how the United States gained ownership of the Oregon Territory, who discovered the best routes west, and the obstacles pioneers faced on their journeys along the Oregon Trail.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 917.804 FRI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 FRI

Bordo, Susan

Summary: "A play-by-play of the political forces (both right and left) and media culture that vilified Hillary Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign, from cultural critic and feminist scholar Susan Bordo. The Destruction of Hillary Clintonis an answer to the question we've all been asking: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate--whose victory would have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 BOR

Roberts, Adam.

Summary: Equatorial Guinea is a tiny African country. Humid, jungle-covered, and rife with disease, even some of its own people call it Devil Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, mass murder, billion-dollar corruption, and general rule by terror. Why, in March 2004, was Equatorial Guinea the target of a group of British, South African and Zimbabwean mercenaries,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 967.1803 ROB