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A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Cu)

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In this long-term community study of the freedom movement in rural, majority-black Claiborne County, Mississippi, Emilye Crosby explores the impact of the African American freedom struggle on small communities in general and questions common assumptions that are based on the national movement. The legal successes at the national level in the mid 1960s did not end the movement, Crosby contends, but rather emboldened people across the South to initiate waves of new actions around local issues.

Escalating assertiveness and demands of African Americans--including the reality of armed self-defense--were critical to ensuring meaningful local change to a remarkably resilient system of white supremacy. In Claiborne County, a highly effective boycott eventually led the Supreme Court to affirm the legality of economic boycotts for political protest. NAACP leader Charles Evers (brother of Medgar) managed to earn seemingly contradictory support from the national NAACP, the segregationist Sovereignty Commission, and white liberals. Studying both black activists and the white opposition, Crosby employs traditional sources and more than 100 oral histories to analyze the political and economic issues in the postmovement period, the impact of the movement and the resilience of white supremacy, and the ways these issues are closely connected to competing histories of the community.

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In a community study covering more than 100 years of the black freedom movement in rural, majority-black Claiborne County, Mississippi, Crosby examines black activists as well as their white opposition. She argues that local movements did not necessarily parallel the national movement, as it was up to local communities to enforce national civil rights legislation.

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Emilye Crosby is associate professor of history at the State University of New York-Geneseo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807856383
Author:
Crosby, Emilye
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Oral history
Subject:
African Americans--Civil rights
Subject:
civil rights movement; Port Gibson, Mississippi; segregation; race relations; boycott; self-defense; Deacons for Defense; Charles Evers; Rudolph
Subject:
Rudy
Subject:
Shields; NAACP; social change; voting rights; Voting Rights Act; black freedom struggle; Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission; Claiborne Hardware et al. v. NAACP
Subject:
Civil rights movement.
Subject:
Port Gibson, Mississippi
Subject:
Segregation
Subject:
Boycott
Subject:
Self-defense
Subject:
Deacons for Defense
Subject:
Charles Evers
Subject:
Rudolph
Subject:
Shields.
Subject:
NAACP
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
voting rights
Subject:
Voting Rights Act
Subject:
black freedom struggle
Subject:
Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission
Subject:
Claiborne Hardware et al. v. NAACP
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29, 29 illus., 2 maps
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , In a community study covering more than 100 years of the black freedom movement in rural, majority-black Claiborne County, Mississippi, Crosby examines black activists as well as their white opposition. She argues that local movements did not necessarily parallel the national movement, as it was up to local communities to enforce national civil rights legislation.
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