Books: Non-Fiction

Freedom Summer

Book — Non-fiction. By Bruce Watson. 2010. 384 pages.
A history of Freedom Summer, the pivotal period of the Civil Rights Movement in 1964 Mississippi.

Time Periods: 20th Century, 1961
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 | Viking Adult