Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

by Gordon A. Martin
     
 

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The personal account of a community and a lawyer united to battle one of the most recalcitrant bastions of resistance to civil rightsSee more details below

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The personal account of a community and a lawyer united to battle one of the most recalcitrant bastions of resistance to civil rights

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"What a gripping book Count Them One by One is. It brings to life a fifty-year-old civil rights case in Mississippi that helped start our nation on the road to racial democracy . . . For me, this book is a stirring journey in time . . . Count Them One by One could be a great movie. It has heroes and villains, and it teaches lessons of freedom and justice. Those are lessons we should learn, again, and so should our children."

—Armand Derfner, Charleston Post and Courier

"A wonderful new book! . . . I'm sure it's going to touch a lot of people."

—Robin Roberts, Good Morning America

"Martin's gift as a storyteller invites readers to understand the heroes and villains and why they acted as they did . . . He makes the story lively and suspenseful."

Choice, American Library Association

"A masterful combination of historical memoir and scholarly research."

—John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history, DePauw University, author of Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604737899
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
01/20/2011
Series:
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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