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By Jim Dann,John Harris

In June 1964, brave younger civil rights staff risked their lives within the face of violence, intimidation, unlawful arrests, and racism to sign in as many African American electorate as attainable in Mississippi, which had traditionally excluded so much blacks from vote casting. With a firsthand account of the main points and considerate descriptions of key humans at the entrance lines, including Fannie Lou Hamer, Charles McLaurin, John Harris, Irene McGruder, and plenty of extra, writer Jim Dann brings that old interval again to lifestyles. He locations these 15 months in Mississippi—known as Freedom Summer—in the general heritage of the fight of African americans for freedom, equality, and democratic rights within the South, the rustic, and in the course of the international. Fraught with classes drawn from these reviews, Challenging the Mississippi Firebombers is a important contribution to knowing and advancing civil rights struggles as well as being a desirable and engrossing tale of a pivotal second within the mid-20th-century United States.

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