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Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctor's Civil Rights Struggle (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies)

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This book, the first to focus on the integration of the Gulf Coast, is Dr. Gilbert R. Mason's eyewitness account of harrowing episodes that occurred there during the civil rights movement. Newly opened by court order, documents from the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission's secret files enhance this riveting memoir written by a major civil rights figure in Mississippi. He joined his friends and allies Aaron Henry and the martyred Medgar Evers to combat injustices in one of the nation's most notorious bastions of segregation.

In Mississippi, the civil rights struggle began in May 1959 with "wade-ins." In open and conscious defiance of segregation laws, Mason led nine black Biloxians onto a restricted spot along the twenty-six-mile beach. A year later more wade-ins on beaches reserved for whites set off the bloodiest race riot in the state's history and led the U.S. Justice Department to initiate the first-ever federal court challenge of Mississippi's segregationist laws and practices. Simultaneously, Mason and local activists began their work on the state's first school desegregation suit. As the coordinator of the strategy, he faced threats to his life.

Mason's memoir gives readers a documented journey through the daily humiliations that segregation and racism imposed upon the black populace — upon fathers, mothers, children, laborers, and professionals. Born in 1928 in the slums of Jackson, Mason acknowledges the impact of his strong extended family and of the supportive system of institutions in the black neighborhood. They nurtured him to manhood and helped fulfill his dream of becoming a physician.

His story recalls the great migration of blacks to the North, of family members who remained in Mississippi, of family ties in Chicago and other northern cities. Following graduation from Tennessee State and Howard University Medical College, he set up his practice in the black section of Biloxi in 1955 and experienced the restrictions that even a black physician suffered in the segregated South. Four years later, he began his battle to dismantle the Jim Crow system. This is the story of his struggle and hard-won victory.

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A[a¬AThe book, the first to focus on the integration of the Gulf Coast, is a riveting memoir by Mason, a major civil rights figure in Mississippi who fought with Medgar Evers, Aaron Henry, and others to combat the injustice of segregation.A[a¬A A[a¬aMississippi History Newsletter

About the Author

Gilbert R. Mason, M.D., was a practicing physician in Biloxi, Mississippi. Although a life-long Democrat, he served as a school-desegregation adviser to the Republican administration of President Nixon, as well as a friend, adviser, and appointee of several Mississippi governors.

James Patterson Smith is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has published in numerous periodicals, including the Journal of Negro History and the Journal of Mississippi History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934110287
Subtitle:
A Black Doctor's Civil Rights Struggle
Author:
Mason, Gilbert R., M.d.
With:
Smith, James Patterson
Author:
Smith, James P.
Author:
Mason, M.D., Gilbert R.
Author:
Mason, Gilbert R., M.D.
Author:
Smith, James Patterson
Author:
Mason, Gilbert R.
Author:
M.D., Gilbert R. Mason
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
African American Studies; Biography
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Civil rights -- History.
Subject:
Southern History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Publication Date:
20070611
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
227
Dimensions:
6.00x9.00x.60 in. .86 lbs.

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