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The Resource Aaron Henry of Mississippi : inside agitator, Minion K.C. Morrison

Aaron Henry of Mississippi : inside agitator, Minion K.C. Morrison

Label
Aaron Henry of Mississippi : inside agitator
Title
Aaron Henry of Mississippi
Title remainder
inside agitator
Statement of responsibility
Minion K.C. Morrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Aaron Henry returned home to Mississippi from World War II service in 1946, he was part of wave of black servicemen who challenged the racial status quo. He became a pharmacist through the GI Bill, and as a prominent citizen, he organized a hometown chapter of the NAACP and relatively quickly became leader of the state chapter. From that launching pad he joined and helped lead an ensemble of activists who fundamentally challenged the system of segregation and the almost total exclusion of African Americans from the political structure. These efforts were most clearly evident in his leadership of the integrated Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegation, which, after an unsuccessful effort to unseat the lily-white Democratic delegation at the Democratic National Convention in 1964, won recognition from the national party in 1968. The man who the New York Times described as being "at the forefront of every significant boycott, sit-in, protest march, rally, voter registration drive and court case" eventually became a rare example of a social-movement leader who successfully moved into political office. Aaron Henry of Mississippi covers the life of this remarkable leader, from his humble beginnings in a sharecropping family to his election to the Mississippi house of representatives in 1979, all the while maintaining the social-change ideology that prompted him to improve his native state, and thereby the nation."--Publisher's description
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10429086
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1946-
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Morrison, Minion K. C.
Dewey number
323/.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Henry, Aaron
  • Henry, Aaron
  • Henry, Aaron
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Mississippi
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inside agitator
Label
Aaron Henry of Mississippi : inside agitator, Minion K.C. Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-343) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Son of sharecroppers and entrepreneurs : rites of passage in a segregated society -- Military service, family, and profession : challenging contested citizenship at war and at home -- Aaron Henry, the NAACP, and indigenous leadership : the Clarksdale social movement -- Demanding restoration of the black franchise : Henry heads the Freedom Vote ticket, a 1963 mock election -- An alternative to the segregated state Democratic Party : the MFDP goes to Atlantic City, 1964 -- Henry the public entrepreneur and network tactician : exploiting national allies and cultivating local interracial partners -- Private and public entrepreneurship for redistributive justice : addressing African American socioeconomic disparities -- Taking the reins of the state Democratic Party : Henry wrests power from the segregationists -- The summit and culmination : Henry as a state legislator and his political demise -- Conclusion and postscript
Control code
1888780
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 363 pages
Isbn
9781557287595
Lccn
2015931484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781557287595
  • (OCoLC)898088332
Label
Aaron Henry of Mississippi : inside agitator, Minion K.C. Morrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Son of sharecroppers and entrepreneurs : rites of passage in a segregated society -- Military service, family, and profession : challenging contested citizenship at war and at home -- Aaron Henry, the NAACP, and indigenous leadership : the Clarksdale social movement -- Demanding restoration of the black franchise : Henry heads the Freedom Vote ticket, a 1963 mock election -- An alternative to the segregated state Democratic Party : the MFDP goes to Atlantic City, 1964 -- Henry the public entrepreneur and network tactician : exploiting national allies and cultivating local interracial partners -- Private and public entrepreneurship for redistributive justice : addressing African American socioeconomic disparities -- Taking the reins of the state Democratic Party : Henry wrests power from the segregationists -- The summit and culmination : Henry as a state legislator and his political demise -- Conclusion and postscript
Control code
1888780
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 363 pages
Isbn
9781557287595
Lccn
2015931484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781557287595
  • (OCoLC)898088332

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