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Selected reading:

  • Andrews, Kenneth T. Freedom is a Constant Struggle: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and Its Legacy, 2004.
  • Arsenault, Raymond. Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, 2006.
  • Bartley, Numan V. The Rise of Massive Resistance: Race and Politics in the South During the 1950's, 1997.
  • Bolton, Charles C. The Hardest Deal of All: The Battle Over School Integration in Mississippi, 1870 - 1980, 2005.
  • Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963, 1988.
  • _____. Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965, 1998.
  • _____. At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, 2006.
  • Burner, Eric. And Gently He Shall Lead Them: Robert Parris Moses and Civil Rights in Mississippi, 1994.
  • Chappell, David L. A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow, 2004.
  • Cobb, James C. The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity, 1992.
  • Crespino, Joseph H. In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution, 2007.
  • Crosby, Emilye. Common Courtesy: The Civil Rights Movement in Claiborne County Mississippi, 1995.
  • _______. A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi, 2005.
  • Davis, Vanessa. Sisters and Brothers All: The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the Struggle for Political Equality, 1996.
  • Daniel, Pete. Lost Revolutions: The South in the 1950's, 2000.
  • Dent, Tom. Southern Journey: A Return to the Civil Rights Movement, 1997.
  • Dillard, W.O. Caveats from the Bench: Constitutional Warnings From a Mississippi Judge, 1994.
  • Dittmer, John. Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, 1994.
  • Doyle, William. An American Insurrection: James Meredith and the Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1992. 2003.
  • Dudziak, Mary L. Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy, 2000.
  • Egerton, John. Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South, 1994.
  • Erenrich, Susie, ed. Freedom is a Constant Struggle: An Anthology of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, 1999.
  • Evers, Myrlie with William Peters. For Us the Living, 1996.
  • Findlay, James. Church People in the Struggle: The National Council of Churches and the Black Freedom Movement, 1950-1970, 1993.
  • Finley, Melissa. "But I Was a Practical Segregationist: Erle Johnston and the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission," Master's Thesis, University of Southern Mississippi, 2000.
  • Garrow, David. Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1986.
  • Henry, Aaron with Constance Curry. Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning, 2000.
  • Hobson, Fred. But Now I See: The White Southern Racial Conversion Narrative, 1999.
  • Johnston, Erle. Mississippi's Defiant Years - 1953-1973, 1990.
  • Katagiri, Yasuhiro. The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission: Civil Rights and State's Rights, 2001.
  • Michael Klarman. From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality, 2004.
  • Kluger, Richard. Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality, 1976.
  • Lee, Chana Kai. For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, 1999.
  • Marsh, Charles. God's Long Summer: The Stories of Faith and Civil Rights, 1997.
  • Mason, Gibert R., with James Patterson Smith. Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctor's Civil Rights Struggle, 2000.
  • McMillen, Neil R. Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow, 1989.
  • _____. The Citizens' Council: Organized Resistance to the Second Reconstruction, 1954-64, 1994.
  • Meier, August and Elliot Rudwick. CORE: A Study in the Civil Rights Movement, 1942-1968.
  • Meredith, James. Three Years in Mississippi, 1966.
  • Mills, Nicolaus. Like a Holy Crusade: Mississippi, 1964-the Turning of the Civil Rights Movement in America, 1992.
  • Minor, Bill. Eyes on Mississippi: A Fifty-Year Chronicle of Change, 2001.
  • Mitchell, Jerry. The Preacher and the Klansman, 1999.
  • Moye, J. Todd. Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance Movements in Sunflower County, Mississippi, 1945-86, 2004.
  • Oshinsky, David. Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice, 1996.
  • Parker, Frank. Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965, 1990.
  • Payne, Charles. I've Got the Light of Freedom: the Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle, 1995.
  • Sellers, Cleveland. The River of No Return: The Autobiography of a Black Militant and the Life and Death of SNCC, 1990.
  • Silver, James W. Mississippi: The Closed Society, 1964.
  • Smith, Daniel Hinman. "Does the Word Freedom Have a Meaning?" The Mississippi Freedom Schools, the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, and the Search for Freedom Through Education, 1993.
  • Watts, Glenn. The Sovereignty Files: The Real Story, 1999.
  • Weill, Susan. "In a Madhouse's Din": Civil Rights Coverage by Mississippi's Daily Press, 1948-1968, 1998.

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