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Author Bausum, Ann, author.

Title The March Against Fear : the last great walk of the civil rights movement and the emergence of Black power / Ann Bausum.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Partners, [2017]
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 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction  J 323.119 BAU    AVAILABLE
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Description 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-135) and index.
Audience Ages 12 and up.
Note Ages 12 and up.
Summary "Mississippi. 1966. On a hot June afternoon an African-American man named James Meredith set out to walk through his home state, intending to fight racism and fear with his feet. A seemingly simple plan, but one teeming with risk. Just one day later Meredith was shot and wounded in a roadside ambush. Within twenty-four hours, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, and other civil rights leaders had taken up Meredith's cause, determined to overcome this violent act and complete Meredith's walk. The stakes were high--there was no time for advance planning and their route cut through dangerous territory. No one knew if they would succeed. By many measures the March Against Fear became one of the greatest protests of the civil rights era. But it was also one of the last, and the campaign has been largely forgotten. Critically acclaimed author Ann Bausum brings this crucial turning point of civil rights history back to life, escorting you along the dusty Mississippi roads where heroic marchers endured violence, rage, and fear as they walked more than 200 miles in the name of equality and justice."--Provided by publisher.
Audience 1140L Lexile
Note 1140L Lexile
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 8.1 6 184779
Note Accelerated Reader MG 8.1 6 184779
Subject Meredith, James, 1933-
Civil rights demonstrations -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
African American college students -- Mississippi -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Black power -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Biography.
Added Title Last great walk of the civil rights movement and the emergence of Black power
ISBN 9781426326653 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781426326660 (library binding : alk. paper)
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