Mississippi

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Freedom Song
By | October 3, 2004

Film. By Phil Alden Robinson. 2006. 117 min.
Based on the actual history of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), student activism, and voter registration in McComb, Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement.

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Freedom Summer 1964
By | February 23, 2014

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Prospectus for summer initiative to register African American voters in Mississippi.

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Lessons from Freedom Summer: Ordinary People Building Extraordinary Movements
By | July 31, 2007

Teaching Guide. Edited by Kathy Emery, Linda Reid Gold and Sylvia Braselmann. Foreword by Howard Zinn. 2008. 456 pages.
Readings and lessons on the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.

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Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching
By | May 2, 2005

Teaching Guide. Edited by Deborah Menkart, Alana D. Murray, and Jenice L. View. 2004. 576 pages.
Provides lessons and articles for K-12 educators on how to go beyond a heroes approach to the Civil Rights Movement, with a focus on education, economics, labor, youth, women, and culture.

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The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero’s Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters, and Speeches
By | May 29, 2012

Book – Non-fiction. By Manning Marable and Myrlie Evers-Williams. 2006. 400 pages. Comprehensive collection of the words of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers.

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The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954-1990
By | October 30, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Gerald Gill, Vincent Harding and Darlene Clark Hine. 1991. 784 pages.
Readings to accompany the film, Eyes on the Prize.

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I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle
By | August 25, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. By Charles M. Payne. 1995. 506 pages.
The people’s history of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

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Landmark Cases Left Out of Your Textbooks
By | July 30, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Ann Fagan Ginger. 2006. 84 pages.
Short, sharp descriptions of how 43 human rights cases were won, from Haymarket Martyrs of May Day 1886 to Katrina victims in 2005.

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Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Freedom School Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer
By | July 26, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Elizabeth Sutherland Martinez. Introduction by Julian Bond. 2007. 400 pages. Letters and poetry from Civil Rights Movement volunteers in the summer of 1964.

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Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi
By | July 15, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. By John Dittmer. 1995. 560 pages.
A detailed, grassroots description of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

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ontheroadtofreedom

On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail
By | May 29, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. By Charles E. Cobb, Jr. 2008. 388 pages. High School and Adult. An educational travel guide to historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement.

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SNCC: The New Abolitionists
By | March 9, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2013. 246 pages.
A detailed history of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

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teachfreedom

Teach Freedom: Education for Liberation in the African-American Tradition
By | December 23, 2011

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Charles M. Payne and Carol Sills Strickland. Foreword by Charles E. Cobb Jr. 2008. 304 pages. Documents the history of the use of education as a tool of collective liberation by African Americans.

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Mississippi Morning

Mississippi Morning
By | February 18, 2012

Book – Fiction. By Ruth Vander Zee. Illustrated by Floyd Cooper. 2004. 32 pages. A thought-provoking story of one boy’s loss of naivete in the face of racism and harsh historical realities.

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EyesOnThePrize

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1985
By | October 20, 2004

Film. Produced by Henry Hampton. Blackside. 1987. 360 min.
Comprehensive documentary history of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Freedom on My Mind
By | January 7, 2013

Film. Directed Connie Field and Marilyn Mulford. Written by Michael Chandler. 110 min. 1994.
The story of the Mississippi freedom movement in the early 1960s.

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1964 Freedom Summer Collection
By | May 10, 2013

Website.
Extensive collection on the Civil Rights Movement and the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964.

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Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders

Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders
By | March 25, 2004

Film. By Joan Sadoff, Robert Sadoff, and Laura Lipson. 2002. 60 minutes. Documentary film on women in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

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CRMVetWebsite

Civil Rights Movement Veterans Website
By | November 21, 2001

Website.
Resources on the Southern Freedom Movement compiled by those who lived it. Includes a bibliography, timelines, photos, primary source documents, and lists of speakers.

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