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I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle

By: Charles M. Payne

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of California Press: January 1997

Seller ID: 116838

ISBN: 0520207068

Condition: Used - Good


This momentous work offers a groundbreaking history of the early civil rights movement in the South. Using wide-ranging archival work and extensive interviews with movement participants, Charles Payne uncovers a chapter of American social history forged locally, in places like Greenwood, Mississippi, where countless unsung African Americans risked their lives for the freedom struggle. The leaders were ordinary women and men--sharecroppers, domestics, high school students, beauticians, independent farmers--committed to organizing the civil rights struggle house by house, block by block, relatio... View more info