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For a Voice and the Vote: My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party by Todd, Lisa Anderson
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For a Voice and the Vote: My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

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During the summer of 1964, hundreds of American college students descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to black Mississippians and demonstrate their will to vote in the face of terror and intimidation.

In For a Voice and the Vote, author Lisa Anderson Todd gives a fascinating insider's account of her experience volunteering in Greenville, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer, when she participated in organizing the MFDP. Innovative and integrated, the party provided political education, ran candidates for office, and offered participation in local and statewide meetings for blacks who were denied the vote. For Todd, it was an exciting, dangerous, and life-changing experience. Offering the first full account of the group's five days in Atlantic City, the book draws on primary sources, oral histories, and the author's personal interviews of individuals who were supporters of the MFDP in 1964.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Todd, Lisa Anderson
Published: 01/19/2015
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813147154
Pages: 468
Weight: 1.80lbs
Size: 10.50h x 5.20w x 1.30d
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Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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