Book
vii, 261 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: May 4, 1970-South Vietnam
  • "We have to say 'f
  • ' everywhere"
  • Burn, baby-burn
  • Night of the helicopters
  • Danse macabre
  • Blood like a river
  • Once to every man and nation
  • "Oh, my god! They've killed the guardsmen!"
  • The age of hate
  • An unfortunate incident
  • Blind justice
  • Plan B
  • Paradise lost.
"Using recently available oral histories from participants, Howard Means examines the Kent State shooting and the tumultuous era that reverberates still"--NoveList.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
xi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction. Neglect, Dust and Xerography
  • From Control Revolution to Age of Generative Systems
  • Open Secrets and Imagined Terrorisms
  • Xerography, Publics and Counterpublics
  • Eros, Thanatos, Xerox
  • Requiem at the Copy Machine Museum.
This is the story of how the xerographic copier, or "Xerox machine, " became a creative medium for artists and activists during the last few decades of the twentieth century. Paper jams, mangled pages, and even fires made early versions of this clunky office machine a source of fear, rage, dread, and disappointment. But eventually, xerography democratized print culture by making it convenient and affordable for renegade publishers, zinesters, artists, punks, anarchists, queers, feminists, street activists, and others to publish their work and to get their messages out on the street. The xerographic copier adjusted the lived and imagined margins of society, Eichhorn argues, by supporting artistic and political expression and mobilizing subcultural movements. Eichhorn describes early efforts to use xerography to create art and the occasional scapegoating of urban copy shops and xerographic technologies following political panics, using the post-9/11 raid on a Toronto copy shop as her central example. She examines New York's downtown art and punk scenes of the 1970s to 1990s, arguing that xerography -- including photocopied posters, mail art, and zines -- changed what cities looked like and how we experienced them. And she looks at how a generation of activists and artists deployed the copy machine in AIDS and queer activism while simultaneously introducing the copy machine's gritty, DIY aesthetics into international art markets. Xerographic copy machines are now defunct. Office copiers are digital, and activists rely on social media more than photocopied posters. And yet, Eichhorn argues, even though we now live in a post-xerographic era, the grassroots aesthetics and political legacy of xerography persists.
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SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: "We want what people generally refer to as Black power": Black student and youth activism in the era of Black power
  • "The city was on fire": the beginnings of a movement
  • "Damn the army, join the invaders": the Black organizing project and the invaders
  • "Make the scene better": the neighborhood organizing project, the decline of the invaders, and the promise and limits of Black power in Memphis
  • "Why not at Lemoyne-Owen?": student activism and Black power at Lemoyne-Owen College
  • "We can't be isolated any longer": Memphis State University, the Black Student Association, and the politics of racial identity
  • Epilogue: "Black Panther Party not needed": the legacy of youth and student activism and the Black power generation in Memphis.
During the civil rights era, Memphis gained a reputation for having one of the South's strongest NAACP branches. But that organization, led by the city's black elite, was hardly the only driv-ing force in the local struggle against racial injustice. In the late sixties, Black Power proponents advocating economic, political, and cultural self-determination effectively mobilized Memphis's African American youth, using an array of moderate and radical approaches to protest and change conditions on their campuses and in the community. While Black Power activism on the coasts and in the Midwest has attracted considerable scholarly attention, much less has been written about the movement's impact outside these hot-beds. In Black Power in the Bluff City, Shirletta J. Kinchen helps redress that imbalance by ex-amining how young Memphis activists like Coby Smith and Charles Cabbage, dissatisfied by the pace of progress in a city emerging from the Jim Crow era, embraced Black Power ideology to con-front such challenges as gross disparities in housing, education, and employment as well as police brutality and harassment. Two closely related Black Power organizations, the Black Organizing Project and the Invaders, became central to the local black youth movement in the late 1960s. Kinchen traces these groups' participation in the 1968 sanitation workers' strike-including the controversy over whether their activities precipitated events that culminated in Martin Luther King's assassination-and their subsequent involvement in War on Poverty programs. The book also shows how Black Power ideology drove activism at the historically black LeMoyne-Owen Col-lege, scene of a 1968 administration-building takeover, and at the predominately white Memphis State University, where African American students transformed the campus by creating parallel institutions that helped strengthen black student camaraderie and consciousness in the face of marginalization. Drawing on interviews with activists, FBI files, newspaper accounts from the period, and many other sources, the author persuasively shows not only how an emerging generation helped define the black freedom struggle in Memphis but also how they applied the tenets of Black Power to shape the broader community.
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Green Library
Book
x, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Archive and Event 2. Postponed Images: The Plenitude of the Unfinished 3. Testimonio and the Future without Excision 4. Exorcinema: Spectral Transitions 5. Literary Restoration 6. An-archaeologies of 1968 Notes Bibliography Index.
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In the months leading up to the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City, students took to the streets, calling for greater democratization and decrying crackdowns on political resistance by the ruling PRI party. During a mass meeting held at the Plaza of the Three Cultures in the Tlatelolco neighborhood, paramilitary forces opened fire on the gathering. The death toll from the massacre remains a contested number, ranging from an official count in the dozens to estimates in the hundreds by journalists and scholars. Rereading the legacy of this tragedy through diverse artistic-political interventions across the decades, Photopoetics at Tlatelolco explores the state's dual repression-both the massacre's crushing effects on the movement and the manipulation of cultural discourse and political thought in the aftermath. Examining artifacts ranging from documentary photography and testimony to poetry, essays, chronicles, cinema, literary texts, video, and performance, Samuel Steinberg considers the broad photographic and photopoetic nature of modern witnessing as well as the specific elements of light (gunfire, flares, camera flashes) that ultimately defined the massacre. Steinberg also demonstrates the ways in which the labels of "massacre" and "sacrifice" inform contemporary perceptions of the state's blatant and violent repression of unrest. With implications for similar processes throughout the rest of Latin America from the 1960s to the present day, Photopoetics at Tlatelolco provides a powerful new model for understanding the intersection of political history and cultural memory.
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Green Library
Book
viii, 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • OPROP!
  • The RAF Club
  • The Churchill Club
  • Learning to breathe
  • Flames of resistance
  • To arms
  • Whipped cream and steel
  • An evening alone
  • The Nibe Offensive
  • Grenades
  • No turning back
  • King Hans Gades Jail
  • Walls and windows
  • At large again?
  • Nyborg State Prison
  • First hours of freedom
  • Better on the inside
  • Our evening with Winston Churchill
  • The times that followed.
"The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"-- Provided by publisher.
"At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phil Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes"-- Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
269 p. ; 24 cm.
  • PART ONE Post-Revolution Catching Up. Chapter 1: 'Horses in a Paddock'?: The Condition of Chinese AcademicsA- Reopening humanities departments: the Great Leap Forward (1978-2010)B- The status of researchers in ChinaC- Reconstituting political science in Chinese universitiesChapter 2: Two Generations of Politically Committed ScholarsA- Characterising the generation of the Cultural RevolutionB- The little red guards generationC- Two generations divided over the Cultural RevolutionPART TWO The Spectrum and Fragmentation of Intellectual CommitmentsChapter 3: A Market, or a Battle of Ideas?A- Intellectuals and patriotismB- Technocracy and the market of ideasC- A typology of forms of intellectual intervention Chapter 4: Assessment of the Reforms and Reawakening of the IntelligentsiaA- Liberalising in the 1980s as a response to the Cultural RevolutionB- Post-Tiananmen mutism C- Consensual assessment of the reforms and the first fragmentation of the intelligentsiaPART THREE The Conditions of DemocratisationChapter 5: A Democratisation with Chinese Characteristics?A- A Chinese transition towards a Western-style democracy?B- The Case for a neo-conservative democracyC- Has democratisation started?D- The contours of a 'democracy with Chinese characteristics'CONCLUSION.
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This book focuses on politically committed Chinese academics who have taken part in the debate on political reform in China since the 1990s. Within the boundaries dictated by (self-)censorship, the debate on political reform in Chinese universities reveals the great diversity of aspirations for change among the elites. Mapping this debate enables us to understand the various conceptions of the current regime held by intellectuals throughout China, and to identify the fault lines that have materialized since the June Fourth repression. Analysing these scholars' discussions, which have an impact on political elites and public opinion, and which reflect their respective yearnings and fears, albeit in a distorted manner, is an engaging angle from which to appreciate the diversity of approaches to the issue of China's democratisation.
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Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
iii, 27 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Video
1 streaming video file (63 min.) : digital, sound, color with black & white sequences
A biography of Ella "Fundi" Baker, a behind-the-scenes leader in the American civil rights movement for over 50 years.

10. The hands of peace [2015]

Book
xii, 177 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram survived the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, only to find when she came to the United States that racism was as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe. Moving first to New York and then to Washington, DC, Marione joined the burgeoning civil rights movement, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspects of life in the nation's capital, including the denial of voting rights. She was a volunteer in the legendary March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, and she was an organizer of an extended sit-in to support the Mississippi Freedom Party. In 1964, at the urging of civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, Marione went south to Mississippi. There, she worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and taught African American youth at one of the country's controversial freedom schools. With her boldness came threats--white supremacists made ominous calls and left a blazing cross in front of her school--and an arrest and conviction. She narrowly escaped a three-month prison sentence. As a white woman and a Holocaust escapee, Marione was perhaps the most unlikely of heroes in the American civil rights movement; and yet, her core belief in the equality of all people, regardless of race or religion, did not waver and she refused to be quieted, refused to accept bigotry. This empowering, true story offers a rare up close view of the civil rights movement. It is a story of conviction and courage--a reminder of how far the rights movement has come and the progress that still needs to be made.
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Green Library
Book
xvi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Part One. A history of the Serbian sense of humor
  • Laughing at the misery : Serbian comedic culture
  • Coming to the fore : humorous protest actions in Serbia in the early 1990s
  • Coming of age : carnivalesque protests
  • Part Two. Otpor and its subversive humor
  • Fighting Milošević with Otpor's clenched fist : the campaigns
  • Strategic humor : satirical street theater, parodic protest actions, and carnivalesque events
  • Localizing strategic humor : how Milošević was mocked across Serbia
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue: Otpor's legacy
  • Appendix A: Research methodology and data collection
  • Appendix B: Chronology of nonviolent struggle in Serbia in the 1990s.
If I had no sense of humour, I should long ago have committed suicide, wrote the late Mahatma Gandhi, expressing the potent power of humour to sustain and uplift. Less obvious is humour's ability to operate as a cunning weapon in nonviolent protest movements. Over the last few decades, activists are increasingly incorporating subversive laughter in their protest repertoires, realizing the ways in which it challenges the ruling elite's propaganda, defuses antagonism, and inspires both participants and the greater population. In this highly original and engaging work, Sombatpoonsiri explores the nexus between humour and nonviolent protest, aiming to enhance our understanding of the growing popularity of humour in protest movements around the world. Drawing on insights from the pioneering Otpor activists in Serbia, she provides a detailed account of the protesters' systematic use of humour to topple Slobadan Milo'evi? in 2000. Interviews with activists, protest newsletters, and documentaries of the movement combine to illustrate how humour played a pivotal role by reflecting the absurdity of the regime's propaganda and, in turn, by delegitimizing its authority. Sombatpoonsiri highlights the Otpor activists' ability to internationalize their nonviolent crusade, influencing youth movements in the Ukraine, Georgia, Iran, and Egypt. Globally, Otpor's successful use of humour became an inspiration for a later generation of protest movements.
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Green Library
Book
xvii, 142 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Contents: Undocumented Journey - Stories of Migration, Family, and Schooling: Participant Profiles - College Access and Experiences in Higher Education for Undocumented Students ... "Why did they recruit us, if they aren't going to support us?" Unpacking the "Staying In" and "Coming Out" Process - ... "Yeah, it's kind of funny because every time I tell someone I don't have papers, they're like, 'No way, are you serious?'" - Social Activism and Defining "Undocumented and Unafraid" ... "After years of feeling powerless, feeling ashamed, and feeling afraid and to see people who have that courage and conviction to do something" - Cultivating Undocumented and Unafraid as a Form of Resistance to Legal Violence ... "We fight, sometimes, for single issues, but as human beings we aren't single issues" - From Undocumented to Becoming DACAmented ... "I licked my card and it tastes like plastic, it doesn't taste like freedom".
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The topic of immigration has become increasingly volatile in US society, and undocumented college students play a central role in mobilizing and politicizing a critical mass of activists to push forth a pro-immigration agenda, in particular the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. The DREAM Act is the only federal legislation that would grant conditional citizenship and some financial aid assistance to undocumented students who have completed two years of college or enlist in military service. Since the DREAM Act failed to pass, undocumented students have moved from peaceful marches to acts of civil disobedience, seeking to disrupt the public discourse that positions undocumented students as living in the shadows of our system. Undocumented college students have created public forums in which they "come out" from these invisible images and pronounce themselves as "undocumented and unafraid".
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Education Library (Cubberley)

13. Lessons in dissent [2013]

Video
2 DVDs (97 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Digital: video file; DVD video.
  • disc 1. The movie
  • disc 2. Special features.
A vivid portrait of a generation of Hong Kongers committed to creating a new Hong Kong. Schoolboy Joshua Wong dedicates himself to stopping the introduction of National Education. Whilst former classmate Ma Jai fights against political oppression on the streets and in the courts. Catapulting the viewer on to the streets of Hong Kong and into the heart of the action. The viewer is confronted with the oppressive heat, the stifling humidity and air thick with dissent. Filmed over 18 months, this is a kaleidoscopic, visceral experience of their epic struggle.-- From container.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
xi, 527 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part I. Cooperation or combat
  • A fighting faith
  • Apostolic catholics
  • Behind the scenes
  • Enter the CIA
  • Allard Lowenstein and the International Student Conference
  • Part II. Denial operations
  • The counteroffensive
  • The battle for members
  • Opening the spigot
  • The spirit of Bandung
  • Shifting battlefields
  • Part III. Competitive coexistence
  • Hungary and the struggle against nonalignment
  • Debating democracy in Red Square
  • Courting revolutionaries
  • Gloria Steinem and the Vienna operation
  • Social upheavals
  • Part IV. Losing control
  • Showdown in Madison
  • Pro-west moderate militants
  • A pyrrhic victory
  • The persistent questioner
  • Lifting the veil
  • Part V. The flap
  • Philip Sherburne takes on the CIA
  • The game within the game
  • Hide-and-seek
  • Do you want blood on your hands?
  • The firestorm
  • The enemy at home.
In this revelatory book, Karen M. Paget shows how the CIA turned the National Student Association into an intelligence asset during the Cold War, with students used-often wittingly and sometimes unwittingly-as undercover agents inside America and abroad. In 1967, Ramparts magazine exposed the story, prompting the Agency into engineering a successful cover-up. Now Paget, drawing on archival sources, declassified documents, and more than 150 interviews, shows that the Ramparts story revealed only a small part of the plot. A cautionary tale, throwing sharp light on the persistent argument, heard even now, about whether America's national-security interests can be advanced by skullduggery and deception, Patriotic Betrayal, says Karl E. Meyer, a former editorial board member of the New York Times and The Washington Post, evokes "the aura of a John le Carre novel with its self-serving rationalizations, its layers of duplicity, and its bureaucratic doubletalk." And Hugh Wilford, author of The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America, calls Patriotic Betrayal "extremely valuable as a case study of relations between the CIA and one of its front groups, greatly extending and enriching our knowledge and understanding of the complex dynamics involved in such covert, state-private relationships; it offers a fascinating portrayal of post-World War II U.S. political culture in microcosm.".
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Green Library
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ix, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Histories of civil rights movements in America generally place little or no emphasis on the activism of Asian Americans. Yet, as this fascinating new study reveals, there is a long and distinctive legacy of civil rights activism among foreign and American-born Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino students, who formed crucial alliances based on their shared religious affiliations and experiences of discrimination. Stephanie Hinnershitz tells the story of the Asian American campus organizations that flourished on the West Coast from the 1900s through the 1960s. Using their faith to point out the hypocrisy of fellow American Protestants who supported segregation and discriminatory practices, the student activists in these groups also performed vital outreach to communities outside the university, from Californian farms to Alaskan canneries. Highlighting the unique multiethnic composition of these groups, Race, Religion, and Civil Rights explores how the students' interethnic activism weathered a variety of challenges, from the outbreak of war between Japan and China to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Drawing from a variety of archival sources to bring forth the authentic, passionate voices of the students, Race, Religion, and Civil Rights is a testament to the powerful ways they served to shape the social, political, and cultural direction of civil rights movements throughout the West Coast.
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Green Library
Book
x, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
xxxiii, 293 pages ; 24 cm
  • Table of Contents Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction: Poland, Students and Communism Part I. From Sovietization to Destalinization: 1944-1957 Chapter One. The Lost Generation Chapter Two. The Great Leap Forward Chapter Three. The Generation of 56 Part II. From Acquiescence to Contestation: 1957-1968 Chapter Four. Our Small Stabilization Chapter Five. No Pasaran! Chapter Six. The Generation of 68 Part III. From Repression to Resurgence: 1968-1980 Chapter Seven. The Post-March Hangover Chapter Eight. Socialist Complacency Chapter Nine. We Don't Need No Thought Control Part IV. From Solidarity to Betrayal: 1980-1989 Chapter Ten. The Generation of 81 Chapter Eleven. For Our Freedom and Yours Chapter Twelve. The Generation of 89 Epilogue: The End of the Classical Student Movement Bibliography Index.
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Student Politics in Communist Poland tackles the topic of student political activity under a communist regime during the Cold War. It discusses both the communist student organizations as well as oppositional, independent, and apolitical student activism during the forty-five-year period of Poland's existence as a Soviet satellite state. The book focuses on consecutive generations of students who felt compelled to act on behalf of their milieu or for what they saw as the greater national good. The dynamics between moderates and radicals, between conformists and non-conformists are analyzed from the points of view of the protagonists themselves. The book traces ideological evolutions, but also counter-cultural trends and transnational influences in Poland's student community as they emerged, developed, and disappeared over more than four decades. It elaborates on the importance of the Catholic Church and its role in politicizing students. The regime's higher education policies are discussed in relation to its attempts to control the student body, which in effect constituted an ever growing group of young people who were destined to become the regime's future elite in the political, economic, social, and cultural spheres and thus provide it with the necessary legitimacy for its survival. The pivotal crises in the history of Communist Poland, those of 1956, 1968, 1980-1981, are treated with a special emphasis on the students and their respective role in these upheavals. The book shows that student activism played its part in the political trajectory of the country, at times challenging the legitimacy of the regime, and contributed in no small degree to the demise of communism in Poland in 1989. Student Politics in Communist Poland not only presents a chronological narrative of student activism, but it sheds light on lesser known aspects of modern Polish history while telling part of the life stories of prominent figures in Poland's communist establishment as well as its dissident and opposition milieux. Ultimately, it also provides insights into modern-day Poland and its elite, many of whose members laid the groundwork for their later careers as student activists during the communist period.
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Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
x, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Introduction 1 The Rise of a New Generation: Palestinian Students and the Experience of Nakba 2 From Struggle to Accommodation: The General Union of Palestine Students and PLO 3 The Politics of Survival: The GUPS in Times of Crisis 4 Between Cairo and Beirut: The GUPS in the Aftermath of the 1973 War 5 The 1980s: Military Challenges and Paradigm Shift 6 The Emergence of the Palestinian Higher Education System 7 Between Academic Freedom and Military Supervision: The Palestinian Universities and the National Struggle 8 The Palestinian Student Movement in the West Bank and Gaza: A Sociopolitical Account 9 The Palestinian Student Movement Between Two Intifadas.
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Exploring the Palestinian Student Movement from an historical and sociological perspective, this book demonstrates how Palestinian national identity has been built in the absence of national institutions, whilst emphasizing the role of higher education as an agent of social change, capable of crystallizing patterns of national identity. Focussing on the political and social activities of Palestinian students in two arenas - the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian diaspora, Students & Resistance covers the period from 1952-2000. The book investigates the commonality of the goal of the respective movements in securing independence and the building of a sovereign Palestinian state, whilst simultaneously comparing their development, social tone and the differing challenges each movement faced. Examining a plethora of sources including; Palestinian student magazines, PLO documents, Palestinian and Arabic news media, and archival records, to demonstrate how the Palestinian Student Movements became a major political player, this book is of interest to scholars and students of Palestinian History, Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
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Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Fifty years after Freedom Summer, To Write in the Light of Freedom offers a glimpse into the hearts of the African American youths who attended the Mississippi Freedom Schools in 1964. One of the most successful initiatives of Freedom Summer, more than forty Freedom Schools opened doors to thousands of young African American students. Here they learned civics, politics, and history, curriculum that helped them instead of the degrading lessons supporting segregation and Jim Crow and sanctioned by White Citizen's Councils. Young people enhanced their self-esteem and gained a new outlook on the future. And at more than a dozen of these schools, students wrote, edited, printed and published their own newspapers. For more than five decades, the Mississippi Freedom Schools have served as powerful models of educational activism. Yet, little has been published that documents black Mississippi youths' responses to this profound experience"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
ix, 180 pages ; 23 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)

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