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Author O'Brien, M. J., 1951-

Title We shall not be moved : the Jackson Woolworth's sit-in and the movement it inspired / M.J. O'Brien
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013
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Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Julian Bond; Prologue; Chapter 1 Medgar's Mississippi; Chapter 2 Some People in the Photograph; Chapter 3 Others at the Counter; Chapter 4 Others on the Scene; Chapter 5 North Jackson Action; Chapter 6 "The Beginning of Change in Mississippi"; Chapter 7 More Demonstrations, Less Unity; Chapter 8 The Death of Medgar Evers; Chapter 9 "The Lord's Spontaneous Demonstration"; Chapter 10 Next Steps; Chapter 11 Veterans of Domestic Wars; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Once in a great while, a photograph captures the essence of an era: Three people--one black and two white--demonstrate for equality at a lunch counter while a horde of cigarette-smoking hotshots pour catsup, sugar, and other condiments on the protesters' heads and down their backs. The image strikes a chord for all who lived through those turbulent times of a changing America. The photograph, which plays a central role in the book's perspectives from frontline participants, caught a moment when the raw virulence of racism crashed against the defiance of visionaries. It now shows up regu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012041490
ISBN 1617037443 (electronic bk.)
1621039293 (electronic bk.)
9781617037443 (electronic bk.)
9781621039297 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)