The March against fear : the last great walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the emergence of Black power
Title
The March against fear : the last great walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the emergence of Black power

Author
Bausum, Ann author.

ISBN
9781426326653
 
9781426326660

Physical Description
143 pages : black & white illustrations, map ; 24 cm

Contents
A tremor -- Wild ideas -- Reactions -- Revived -- Delta bound -- Black power -- Earthquake -- White rage -- Supremacy -- Reunited -- Finale -- Aftershocks.

Reading Level
1140 L Lexile

Personal Subject
Meredith, James, 1933-

Subject Term
Civil rights demonstrations -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
 
Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
 
African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
 
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
 
African American college students -- Mississippi -- Biography.
 
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
 
Black power -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.

Geographic Term
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

Local Subject
Teen nonfiction collection.

Summary
Mississippi. 1966. On a hot June afternoon, an African-American man named James Meredith set out to walk through his home state, intending to fight racism and fear with his feet. A seemingly simple plan, but one teeming with risk. Just one day later Meredith was shot and wounded in a roadside ambush. Within twenty-four hours, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, and other civil rights leaders had taken up Meredith's cause, determined to overcome this violent act and complete Meredith's walk. The stakes were high -- there was no time for advance planning and their route cut through dangerous territory. No one knew if they would succeed. By many measures, the March Against Fear became one of the greatest protests of the civil rights era. But it was also one of the last, and the campaign has been largely forgotten.


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