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Author Rogers, Kim Lacy.

Title Life and death in the Delta : African American narratives of violence, resilience, and social change / Kim Lacy Rogers
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (x, 214 pages) : illustrations
Series Palgrave studies in oral history
Palgrave studies in oral history.
Contents Conditions of life and death -- Changes and movement among the poor -- Achieving in the rural: independence and leadership in Bolivar County -- The wilderness of social change: the movement and Head Start -- The limits of political power
Summary Using oral histories with African American activists and community leaders, Kim Lacy Rogers explores the civil rights movement in several Mississippi communities in the context of the region's history of white supremacy, racial oppression, and African American cultural vitality. Terrorism, black poverty, and economic exploitation led to a condition of collective trauma and social suffering for thousands of black Deltans in the twentieth century. This work reveals the impact of that oppression, and of African American traditions of community service and leadership in the lives of women and men who became activists. It also examines the disillusionment and anger that many Delta leaders feel about the changes that took place during the post-movement years
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African American farmers -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region)
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region)
African Americans -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region) -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region) -- Economic conditions.
African Americans -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region) -- Social conditions.
Rural poor -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region)
Social change -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region)
Delta (Miss. : Region) -- Biography.
Delta (Miss. : Region) -- Race relations.
Delta (Miss. : Region) -- Rural conditions.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005049863
ISBN 1403960356
1403960364 (paperback)
1403982953 (electronic bk.)
9781403960368 (paperback)
9781403982957 (electronic bk.)