Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Freedom School Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer (Paperback)
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"Letters from Mississippi gives us a deeply personal look at one of the Civil Rights Movement's key moments--and reminds us that change happens because regular people have decided they were willing to fight for it."--Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund
This expanded edition includes over forty pages of poetry by students in the Freedom Schools of 1964, adding the lively voices of local participants, mostly teenagers, to those of the volunteers from the North. The new edition also includes an additional dozen biographies, resulting in a wider resource for scholarship and for a general understanding of this critical moment in civil rights history.
About the Author
She has published six books and numerous articles on popular struggles in the Americas including De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views for a Multi-Colored Century. Bond has served four terms on the NAACP National Board and since l998 has been Board Chairman. He was President of the Atlanta NAACP from 1978 until 1989. He is President Emeritus of the Southern Poverty Law Center and currently serves on its Board.