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The Resource Medgar Evers : Mississippi martyr, Michael Vinson Williams

Medgar Evers : Mississippi martyr, Michael Vinson Williams

Label
Medgar Evers : Mississippi martyr
Title
Medgar Evers
Title remainder
Mississippi martyr
Statement of responsibility
Michael Vinson Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Civil rights activist Medgar Wiley Evers was well aware of the dangers he would face when he challenged the status quo in Mississippi in the 1950s and '60s, a place and time known for the brutal murders of those who challenged the status quo. Nonetheless, Evers consistently investigated the rapes, murders, beatings, and lynchings of black Mississippians and reported them to a national audience, all the while organizing economic boycotts, sit-ins, and street protests in Jackson as the NAACP's first full-time Mississippi field secretary. He organized and participated in voting drives and nonviolent direct-action protests, joined lawsuits to overturn school segregation, and devoted himself to a career that cost him his life. This biography of a lesser-knownbut seminal civil rights leader draws on personal interviews from Evers's widow, his remaining siblings, friends, schoolmates, and fellow activists to elucidate Evers as an individual, leader, husband, brother, and father. His story is a testament to theimportant role that grassroots activism played in exacting social change.--From publisher description
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10035539
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Williams, Michael Vinson
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F349.J13
LC item number
W55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Evers, Medgar Wiley
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Mississippi
  • Jackson (Miss.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Mississippi martyr
Label
Medgar Evers : Mississippi martyr, Michael Vinson Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-415) and index
Control code
2011027201
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 434 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781557289735
Lccn
2011027201
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Medgar Evers : Mississippi martyr, Michael Vinson Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-415) and index
Control code
2011027201
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 434 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781557289735
Lccn
2011027201
Other physical details
ill., map

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