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100 1 Watson, Bruce,|d1953-|eauthor.
245 10 Freedom Summer for young people :|bthe savage season of
1964 that made Mississippi burn and made America a
democracy /|cBruce Watson ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.
246 30 Savage season of 1964 that made Mississippi burn and made
America a democracy
264 1 New York :|bSeven Stories Press,|c
300 pages cm
500 "A Triangle Square book for young readers."
500 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 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.
520 "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"--|cProvided by publisher.
521 Grades 7-9|bSeven Stories Press
610 20 Mississippi Freedom Project|vJuvenile literature.
610 20 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)|vJuvenile
650 0 African Americans|xCivil rights|zMississippi|xHistory
|y20th century|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 African Americans|xSuffrage|zMississippi|xHistory|y20th
650 0 Civil rights movements|zMississippi|xHistory|y20th century
650 0 Civil rights workers|zMississippi|xHistory|y20th century
651 0 Mississippi|xRace relations|xHistory|y20th century
700 1 Stefoff, Rebecca,|d1951-
700 12 Watson, Bruce, 1953-|tFreedom Summer.|iAdaptation of
776 08 |iOnline version:
776 08 Watson, Bruce, 1953-|tFreedom Summer for young people|dNew
York : Seven Stories Press, |z9781644210116|w(DLC)
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