ISBN-10:
0520251768
ISBN-13:
9780520251762
Pub. Date:
03/16/2007
Publisher:
University of California Press
I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle, With a New Preface / Edition 1

I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle, With a New Preface / Edition 1

by Charles M. PayneCharles M. Payne
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Overview

This momentous work offers a groundbreaking history of the early civil rights movement in the South with new material that situates the book in the context of subsequent movement literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520251762
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 03/16/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 552
Sales rank: 52,535
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Charles M. Payne is Professor and Bass Fellow, African American Studies, History and Sociology, Duke University

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE 2007 EDITION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

ONE
SETTING THE STAGE

TWO
TESTING THE LIMITS
Black Activism in Postwar Mississippi

THREE
GIVE LIGHT AND THE PEOPLE WILL FIND A WAY
The Roots of an Organizing Tradition

FOUR
MOVING ON MISSISSIPPI

FIVE
GREENWOOD
Building on the Past

SIX
IF YOU DON'T GO, DON'T HINDER ME
The Redefinition of Leadership

SEVEN
THEY KEPT THE STORY BEFORE ME
Families and Traditions

EIGHT
SLOW AND RESPECTFUL WORK
Organizers and Organizing

NINE
A WOMAN S WAR

TEN
TRANSITIONS

ELEVEN
CARRYING ON
The Politics of Empowerment

TWELVE
FROM SNCC TO SLICK
The Demoralization if the Movement

THIRTEEN
MRS. HAMER IS NO LONGER RELEVANT
The Loss if the Organizing Tradition

FOURTEEN
THE ROUGH DRAFT OF HISTORY

EPILOGUE

BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAY:
THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HISTORY

NOTES

INTERVIEWS

INDEX

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