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Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth.

Summary: The civil rights movement that loomed over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg, the legal and political remnant of a broad, raucous, deeply American movement for social justice that flourished from the 1920s through the 1940s. This contentious mix of home-grown radicals, labor activists, newspaper editors, black workers, and intellectuals employed every strategy imaginable to take...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 GIL

Roberts, Blain.

Contents: Introduction -- Making up white Southern womanhood : the democratization of the Southern lady -- Shop talk : ritual and space in the Southern black beauty parlor -- Homegrown royalty : white beauty contests in the rural South -- Thrones of their own : body and beauty contests among Southern black women -- Bodies politic : beauty and racial crisis in the civil rights era -- Conclusion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Univ of North Carolina Pr 2014

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

White, Shane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2005

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Theroux, Paul

Summary: "Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America--the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 THE

Summary: A death row inmate in a Southern prison possesses the unusual gift of healing. A guard discovers the inmate's miraculous power and begins to question the man's guilt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Green 2007

Contents: O day (Bessie Jones) -- Katy went fishing with her hook and line (Hobart Smith) -- Walk in the parlor (Sid Hemphill & Lucius Smith) -- Mama's gonna buy (Vera Ward Hall) -- Wished I was in heaven sitting down (Fred McDowell) -- Po' Lazarus (Bright Light Quartet) -- The lass of Loch Royale (Neil Morris) -- Three nights drunk (J.E. Mainer and band) -- Turkey in the straw (Charley Everidge & Neil...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder 1997

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

Summary: Chronicling this capital case from 1984-2004, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg painstakingly frame the judicial and emotional reponses to a chilling crime, and the implications surrounding Darryl Hunt's wrongful conviction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Thinkfilm 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRI

McKissack, Pat

Summary: Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1994

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J 975.03 MCK

Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Hightlights 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 BRI

Dew, Charles B.

Summary: "This unique blend of memoir and history interweaves autobiography with the history of the slave trade and the American South"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DEW, CHARLES B. DEW

Contents: Sardinia (Alabama Sacred Harp Singers) -- Testimony on pioneer religion (D.N. Asher) -- Amazing grace (Howard Adams & Thornton Old Regular Baptist Church) -- Lonely tombs (Preston and Hobart Smith, Texas Gladden) -- Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah (George Spangler and Congregation of Thornton Old Regular Baptist Church) -- The old gospel ship (Ruby Vass) -- The little family (Ollie Gilbert) --...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder 1997

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RELIGIOUS SOU

Hadden, Sally E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326 HAD

Maraniss, Andrew

Summary: A biography of the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference details his struggles against racism, persistence of will, and role as a civil rights trailblazer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WAL

Hudgins, Phil

Summary: Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for hundreds of thousands of readers. In Travels with Foxfire, native son Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips travel from Georgia to the Carolinas, Tennessee to Kentucky, collecting the stories of the men and women who call the region home. Across more than thirty essays, we discover...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 HUD

Summary: Live recordings and dramatic readings of interviews with former slaves. The original recordings were made by interviewers from the Federal Writers' Project in the early 1930s and placed in the Library of Congress. They have now been re-mastered and made available to the American public.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 1998

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Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn)

Summary: While spending a summer at the family lake house, eighteen-year-old Sawyer finally learns the full truth about her complicated family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Freeform Books 2019

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC BAR

Eby, Margaret

Summary: "A literary travelogue that ventures deep into the heart of classic Southern literature. As the writer Elif Batuman did for Russian literature in The Possessed, Margaret Eby does for Southern literature in this charming book of literary exploration. From Mississippi (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Barry Hannah) to Alabama (Harper Lee, Truman Capote) to Georgia (Flannery...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810 EBY

Sokol, Jason.

Contents: Prelude: in the wake of the war, 1945-1955 -- "Our Negroes" no more -- Daughters of Dixie, sons of the south -- Barbecue, fried chicken, and civil rights: the 1964 civil rights act -- "Softly, the unthinkable": the contours of political and economic change -- The price of liberation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 SOK

Contents: I don't mind the weather (Jim Henry) -- Diamond Joe (Charlie Butler) -- Joe the grinder (Irwin Lowry) -- Another man done gone ; Boll weevil blues (Vera Hall) -- Two white horses ; Country rag (East Texas rag) : (guitar solo) ; Shorty George (Smith Casey) -- Blues (up an down buildin' the KC line) ("Little Brother") -- Country blues ; I be's troubled (McKinley Morganfield) -- Lost John ; Fox...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder Select 1999

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Bausum, Ann.

Summary: Bausum compares and contrasts the childhoods of John Lewis and James Zwerg in a way that helps young readers understand the segregated experience of our nation's past. The book shows how a common interest in justice created the convergent path that enabled these young men to meet as Freedom Riders on a bus journey south.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 323.092 BAU

Summary: An exclusive tour through five great antebellum mansions of the Old South, along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Natchez. Includes: Nottaway, Oak Alley, Stanton Hall, Rosalie, and Longwood.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2006

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

Kidd, Ronald

Summary: Hoping that the arrival of Freedom Riders in her town will help her community shed its antiquated views, thirteen-year-old Billie is forced to confront her own mindset when things turn tragic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2015

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KID

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

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

Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 ARS