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Crossroads at ClarksdaleThe Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II$
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Francoise N. Hamlin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835494

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin

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Washington Was Far Away

Washington Was Far Away

Defining a Different Postwar Delta

(p.9) Chapter One Washington Was Far Away
Crossroads at Clarksdale

Françoise N. Hamlin

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter focuses on two local leaders who are emblematic of postwar grassroots black freedom movements: Aaron Henry and Vera Pigee. Virtually unknown on the national stage, both organized and sustained the local movement in Clarksdale and spent the greater part of their adult lives devoted to the struggle for racial justice in Mississippi.

Keywords:   postwar grassroots, black freedom movements, Aaron Henry, Vera Pigee, Clarksdale, racial justice, Mississippi

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