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For a voice and the vote : my journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Lisa Anderson Todd

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For a voice and the vote : my journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Title
For a voice and the vote
Title remainder
my journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
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Lisa Anderson Todd
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eng
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"During the summer of 1964, more than a thousand individuals descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed Black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to Black Mississippians and demonstrate their will to vote in the face of terror and intimidation. In For a Voice and the Vote, author Lisa Anderson Todd gives a fascinating insider's account of her experience volunteering in Greenville, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer, when she participated in assembling the MFDP. Innovative and integrated, the party worked to provide education, candidates, and local and statewide organization for blacks who were denied the vote. For Todd, it was an exciting, dangerous, and life-changing experience. The summer culminated with the 1964 Atlantic City Democratic Convention, where the MFDP fought boldly for the opportunity to be included as the voting Mississippi delegation but, when they ultimately refused the Democrats' unacceptable terms, were criticized as politically naïve, militant protestors. This firsthand account attempts to set the record straight about the MFDP's challenge to the convention and to shed light on the efforts of this dedicated, loyal, and courageous delegation. Offering the first full account of the group's five days in Atlantic City, For a Voice and the Vote draws on oral histories, the author's personal interviews of individuals who supported the MFDP in 1964, and other primary sources"--Provided by publisher
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"During the summer of 1964, more than a thousand individuals descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed Black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to Black Mississippians and demonstrate their will to vote in the face of terror and intimidation. In For a Voice and the Vote, author Lisa Anderson Todd gives a fascinating insider's account of her experience volunteering in Greenville, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer, when she participated in assembling the MFDP. Innovative and integrated, the party worked to provide education, candidates, and local and statewide organization for blacks who were denied the vote. For Todd, it was an exciting, dangerous, and life-changing experience. The summer culminated with the 1964 Atlantic City Democratic Convention, where the MFDP fought boldly for the opportunity to be included as the voting Mississippi delegation but, when they ultimately refused the Democrats' unacceptable terms, were criticized as politically naèive, militant protestors. This firsthand account attempts to set the record straight about the MFDP's challenge to the convention and to shed light on the efforts of this dedicated, loyal, and courageous delegation. Offering the first full account of the group's five days in Atlantic City, For a Voice and the Vote draws on oral histories, the author's personal interviews of individuals who supported the MFDP in 1964, and other primary sources"--Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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10394450
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DLC
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1942-
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Todd, Lisa Anderson
Dewey number
323.1196/07307620904
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Series statement
Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century
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  • Todd, Lisa Anderson
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Mississippi
  • Democratic National Convention
  • United States
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adult
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my journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
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For a voice and the vote : my journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Lisa Anderson Todd
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-438) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
In Atlantic City for the Democratic Convention -- My life before Mississippi -- Mississippi, 1963 : keeping the waters troubled -- On to Greensboro, North Carolina, and back to Cornell -- Planning for Freedom Summer -- Orientation : how the student volunteers were prepared -- June 21, 1964 -- Living as a volunteer in Mississippi, 1964 -- My new politics -- Early work on the convention challenge -- Lyndon Johnson : the formidable president -- One woman in Atlantic City -- Sunday in Atlantic City -- Humphrey's pleading on Monday -- Reuther's manipulation on Tuesday -- The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party turns to protest -- Wednesday : persuasion fails -- Victory or defeat -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn876686108
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 453 pages
Isbn
9780813147154
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014024127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024466837
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876686108
Label
For a voice and the vote : my journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Lisa Anderson Todd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-438) 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
In Atlantic City for the Democratic Convention -- My life before Mississippi -- Mississippi, 1963 : keeping the waters troubled -- On to Greensboro, North Carolina, and back to Cornell -- Planning for Freedom Summer -- Orientation : how the student volunteers were prepared -- June 21, 1964 -- Living as a volunteer in Mississippi, 1964 -- My new politics -- Early work on the convention challenge -- Lyndon Johnson : the formidable president -- One woman in Atlantic City -- Sunday in Atlantic City -- Humphrey's pleading on Monday -- Reuther's manipulation on Tuesday -- The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party turns to protest -- Wednesday : persuasion fails -- Victory or defeat -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn876686108
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 453 pages
Isbn
9780813147154
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014024127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024466837
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876686108

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