Ed King's Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer

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Product Details

Price
$40.00
Publisher
University Press of Mississippi
Publish Date
Pages
150
Dimensions
7.39 X 10.34 X 0.71 inches | 1.68 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781628461152

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About the Author

Reverend Ed King was a major figure in the civil rights movement in Mississippi. A chaplain at Tougaloo College, he also became a key leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). In the 1963 Freedom Vote mock campaign and election, King ran for lieutenant governor and Aaron Henry, president of the Mississippi NAACP, ran for governor. King was an MFDP delegate to the 1964 and 1968 Democratic National Conventions and helped found the Mississippi Civil Liberties Union. Trent Watts is associate professor of American studies at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is the author of One Homogeneous People: Narratives of White Southern Identity, 1890-1920 and White Masculinity in the Recent South.