Divine Agitators: The Delta Ministry and Civil Rights in Mississippi

Divine Agitators: The Delta Ministry and Civil Rights in Mississippi

by Mark Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820325260

ISBN-13: 9780820325262

Pub. Date: 12/15/2003

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Mississippi, and particularly the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta region, offered the most determined resistance to the civil rights movement of the early 1960s, says Newman (history, U. of Derby). He describes Delta Ministry, inaugurated in 1964 by the National Council of Churches with the cooperation of local civil rights leaders. It was a ten-year program of relief,

Overview

Mississippi, and particularly the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta region, offered the most determined resistance to the civil rights movement of the early 1960s, says Newman (history, U. of Derby). He describes Delta Ministry, inaugurated in 1964 by the National Council of Churches with the cooperation of local civil rights leaders. It was a ten-year program of relief, literacy, voter registration, economic development, and community development. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820325262
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxv
List of Abbreviationsxvii
1The Origins and Creation of the Delta Ministry1
2External Relations, Internal Policy, 1964-196523
3Hattiesburg, 1964-196746
4McComb, 1964-196668
5Greenville and the Delta, 1964-196684
6Under Investigation107
7Freedom City127
8Changing Focus, 1967-1971149
9Internal Dissension and Crisis180
10Winding Down197
11Conclusion219
Notes227
Bibliography315
Index333

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