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A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi's Black Freedom Struggle

Crystal R. Sanders


Black Mississippians’ fight for freedom did not end with passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This book considers how the statewide Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM) Head Start program became a vehicle through which African Americans mobilized for quality education, well-paying jobs, healthcare, and black self-determination after 1965. Head Start was a War on Poverty program created to improve the lives of poor children and their families. The federal early childhood education program provided black children from low-income families with nutritious m ... More

Keywords: Mississippi, Head Start, civil rights, African Americans, War on Poverty, education, Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM), black women, black self-determination, early childhood education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469627809
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627809.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Crystal R. Sanders, author