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The Price Of Defiance

Author : Charles W. Eagles
ISBN : 0807895598
Genre : Social Science
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When James Meredith enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi in 1962, the resulting riots produced more casualties than any other clash of the civil rights era. Eagles shows that the violence resulted from the university's and the state's long defiance of the civil rights movement and federal law. Ultimately, the price of such behavior--the price of defiance--was not only the murderous riot that rocked the nation and almost closed the university but also the nation's enduring scorn for Ole Miss and Mississippi. Eagles paints a remarkable portrait of Meredith himself by describing his unusual family background, his personal values, and his service in the U.S. Air Force, all of which prepared him for his experience at Ole Miss.

Joe T Patterson And The White South S Dilemma

Author : Robert E. Luckett
ISBN : 9781496802705
Genre : History
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As Mississippi's attorney general from 1956 to 1969, Joe T. Patterson led the legal defense for Jim Crow in the state. He was inaugurated for his first term two months before the launch of the Sovereignty Commission--charged "to protect the sovereignty of Mississippi from encroachment thereon by the federal government"--which made manifest a century-old states' rights ideology couched in the rhetoric of massive resistance. Despite the dubious legal foundations of that agenda, Patterson supported the organization's mission from the start and served as an ex-officio leader on its board for the rest of his life. Patterson was also a card-carrying member of the segregationist Citizens' Council and, in his own words, had "spent many hours and driven many miles advocating the basic principles for which the Citizens' Councils were originally organized." Few ever doubted his Jim Crow credentials. That is until September 1962 and the integration of the University of Mississippi by James Meredith. That fall Patterson stepped out of his entrenchment by defying a circle of white power brokers, but only to a point. His seeming acquiescence came at the height of the biggest crisis for Mississippi's racist order. Yet even after the Supreme Court decreed that Meredith must enter the university, Patterson opposed any further desegregation and despised the federal intervention at Ole Miss. Still he faced a dilemma that confronted all white southerners: how to maintain an artificially elevated position for whites in southern society without resorting to violence or intimidation. Once the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Meredith v. Fair, the state attorney general walked a strategic tightrope, looking to temper the ruling's impact without inciting the mob and without retreating any further. Patterson and others sought pragmatic answers to the dilemma of white southerners, not in the name of civil rights but to offer a more durable version of white power. His finesse paved the way for future tactics employing duplicity and barely yielding social change while deferring many dreams.

James Meredith Warrior And The America That Created Him

Author : Meredith Coleman McGee
ISBN : 9780313397400
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book provides an honest look at the life and times of Civil Rights icon James Howard Meredith within the context of the America that created him and his generation.

How Student Journalists Report Campus Unrest

Author : Kaylene Dial Armstrong
ISBN : 9781498541169
Genre : Political Science
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Former college student journalists discuss the challenges of reporting for the student newspaper during some of the most famous campus protests in the 1960s. Fast forward to the present and student journalists still face some of the same challenges when unrest came to their campus.


Author : Westley F. Busbee, Jr
ISBN : 9781118755921
Genre : History
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The second edition of Mississippi: A History features aseries of revisions and updates to its comprehensive coverage ofMississippi state history from the time of the region’s firstinhabitants into the 21st century. Represents the only available comprehensive textbook onMississippi history specifically for use in college-levelcourses Features an engaging narrative mix of topical and chronologicalchapters Includes chapter objectives that may be used by professors andstudents Offers coverage of Mississippi’s major political,economic, social, and cultural developments Presents two entirely new chapters on important21st-century developments in Mississippi Contains expanded coverage of slavery in Mississippihistory Includes completely up-to-date chapter sources, selectedbibliography, and subject index

Roy Wilkins

Author : Yvonne Ryan
ISBN : 9780813143804
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Roy Wilkins (1901--1981) spent forty-six years of his life serving the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and led the organization for more than twenty years. Under his leadership, the NAACP spearheaded efforts that contributed to landmark civil rights legislation, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. In Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP, Yvonne Ryan offers the first biography of this influential activist, as well as an analysis of his significant contributions to civil rights in America. While activists in Alabama were treading the highways between Selma and Montgomery, Wilkins was walking the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., working tirelessly in the background to ensure that the rights they fought for were protected through legislation and court rulings. With his command of congressional procedure and networking expertise, Wilkins was regarded as a strong and trusted presence on Capitol Hill, and received greater access to the Oval Office than any other civil rights leader during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Roy Wilkins fills a significant gap in the history of the civil rights movement, objectively exploring the career and impact of one of its forgotten leaders. The quiet revolutionary, who spent his life navigating the Washington political system, affirmed the extraordinary and courageous efforts of the many men and women who braved the dangers of the southern streets and challenged injustice to achieve equal rights for all Americans.

Southern Cultures The Politics Issue

Author : Harry L. Watson
ISBN : 9780807837641
Genre : History
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In the Fall 2012 issue of Southern Cultures… Guest Editor Ferrel Guillory's special election-year Politics issue features: Five Big Things You Need to Know About the South for this Election The Past, Present, and Future of Southern Politics Jack Bass on Citizens United, Strom Thurmond, the Southern Strategy, and Jackie O Control of Public Schools and the Politics of Desegregation The South in the Shadow of Nazism Documenting the Political Immigrant Debate Today Bill Clinton on . . . Bill Clinton . . . and more. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.

Southern Studies

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ISBN : UCR:31210024600205
Genre : Louisiana
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The Southern Historian

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ISBN : WISC:89119490159
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The North Carolina Historical Review

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ISBN : UCSD:31822039142500
Genre : North Carolina
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