Books: Non-Fiction

Freedom Summer

Book - Non-fiction. By Bruce Watson. 2010. A history of Freedom Summer, the pivotal period of the Civil Rights Movement in 1964 Mississippi.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Education, Organizing

freedom_summerThis remarkable chapter in American history is now the subject of Bruce Watson’s thoughtful, historical narrative. Using in-depth interviews with participants and residents, Freedom Summer presents finely rendered portraits of the courageous black citizens—and Northern volunteers—who refused to be intimidated in their struggle for justice, and the white Mississippians who would kill to protect a dying way of life.  [Publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9780670021703 | Published by Viking Adult.