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Title Freedom Summer for young people : the savage season of 1964 that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy / Bruce Watson ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.
Author Watson, Bruce, 1953- author.
Publication New York : Seven Stories Press, [2020]
Description pages cm
Note "A Triangle Square book for young readers."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Before: Mississippi at a crossroads -- A risky bus ride -- The past is "not even past" -- Freedom Street -- Battleground for America -- "It is sure enough changing" -- The sickness and the scars -- July 16: Another so-called "Freedom Day" -- "Walk together, children" -- A blot on the country -- The flowering of Freedom Summer -- "The stuff democracy is made of" -- Beauty for ashes -- After: ordinary people made a difference.
Summary "In the summer of 1964, as the Civil Rights movement boiled over, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent more than seven hundred college students to Mississippi to help black Americans already battling for democracy, their dignity and the right to vote. The campaign was called "Freedom Summer." But on the evening after volunteers arrived, three young civil rights workers went missing, presumed victims of the Ku Klux Klan. The disappearance focused America's attention on Mississippi. Inthe days and weeks that followed, volunteers and local black activists faced intimidation, threats, and violence from white people who didn't believe African Americans should have the right to vote. As the summer unfolded, volunteers were arrested or beaten. Black churches were burned. More Americans came to Mississippi, including doctors, clergymen, and Martin Luther King. A few frightened volunteers went home, but the rest stayed on in Mississippi, teaching in Freedom Schools, registering voters, and living with black people as equals. Freedom Summer brought out the best and the worst in America. The story told within these pages is of everyday people fighting for freedom, a fight that continues today. 'Freedom Summer for Young People' is a riveting account of a decisive moment in American history, sure to move and inspire readers"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Grades 7-9 Seven Stories Press
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Mississippi Freedom Project -- Juvenile literature.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Addl. Author Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951-
Watson, Bruce, 1953- Freedom Summer. Adaptation of (expression):
Alt Title Savage season of 1964 that made Mississippi burn and made America a democracy
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Watson, Bruce, 1953- Freedom Summer for young people New York : Seven Stories Press, [2020] 9781644210116 (DLC) 2020032395
ISBN 9781644210109
164421010X

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