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Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Francoise N. Hamlin

Abstract

Weaving national narratives from stories of the daily lives and familiar places of local residents, this book chronicles the slow struggle for black freedom through the history of Clarksdale, Mississippi. It paints a full picture of the town over fifty years, recognizing the accomplishments of its diverse African American community and strong National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch, and examining the extreme brutality of entrenched power there. The Clarksdale story defies triumphant narratives of dramatic change, and presents instead a layered, contentious, untidy, an ... More

Keywords: black freedom, Clarksdale, Mississippi, African American community, civil rights, political change, Vera Pigee, Jim Crow, Aaron Henry, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835494
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francoise N. Hamlin, author