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Author Harwell, Debbie Z., author

Title Wednesdays in Mississippi : proper ladies working for radical change, Freedom Summer 1964 / Debbie Z. Harwell
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents Peering behind the cotton curtain -- A charter of concern for the tumultuous South -- Plotting their course -- Into the lion's den -- Meeting woman-to-woman : the real work for change -- Beyond Freedom Summer -- Conclusion -- Appendix
Summary When you think about civil rights activists, do you picture middle-aged, middle-class northern women in white gloves and tidy dresses meeting for coffee with their southern counterparts? This book tells the story of a group of women who did exactly that. As the civil rights movement reached a fevered pitch during Freedom Summer, Wednesdays in Mississippi (WIMS) brought interfaith, interracial teams of northern women to Jackson, Mississippi, to meet with southern women to challenge injustice and open lines of communication where others had failed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Wednesdays in Mississippi (Organization)
Mississippi Freedom Project -- History
Mississippi Freedom Project
Wednesdays in Mississippi (Organization)
African American women political activists -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
African American women civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
African American women civil rights workers
African American women political activists
African Americans -- Civil rights
Civil rights movements
Race relations
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014016142
ISBN 9781628460964