Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Mvmnt
Rick Bowers (A)
List Price: $16.95 (Hardcover - African American History / Civil Rights Era / White Supremacy - 2010)
Description: The Spies of Mississippi is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history.
Author Rick Bowers has combed through primary-source materials and interviewed surviving activists named in once-secret files, as well as the writings and oral histories of Mississippi civil rights leaders. Readers get first-hand accounts of how neighbors spied on neighbors, teachers spied on students, ministers spied on church-goers, and spies even spied on spies.
The Spies of Mississippi will inspire readers with the stories of the brave citizens who overcame the forces of white supremacy to usher in a new era of hope and freedom—an age that has recently culminated in the election of Barack Obama.
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Ashay says, "A catchy title will always get young people's attention. But a true powerful story will keep them reading. The Civil Rights era in Mississippi was really dangerous times because racism was rampant. Ordinary citizens and people who wanted change, were always suspect and risked their lives daily. This is a must read and great for source for Common Core Social Studies. Gotta have it for the classroom and library."
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.6 x 9.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces