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The March against Fear : the last great walk of the civil rights movement and the emergence of Black power /

by Bausum, Ann [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Partners, [2017]Description: 143 pages : black & white illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781426326653; 1426326653; 9781426326660; 1426326661.Title notes: YAOther title: Last great walk of the civil rights movement and the emergence of Black power.Subject(s): Meredith, James, 1933- -- Juvenile literature | Meredith, James, 1933- | Meredith, James, 1933- -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights demonstrations -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African American college students -- Mississippi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Black power -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | African American civil rights workers | African American college students | African Americans -- Civil rights | Black power | Civil rights demonstrations | Civil rights workers | Race relations | Racism | Mississippi | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights demonstrations -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Black power -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | African American college students -- Mississippi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | 1900-1999 | Biography | History | Juvenile worksSummary: "Mississippi. 1966. On a hot June afternoon an African-American man named James Meredith set out to walk through his home state, intending to fight racism and fear with his feet. A seemingly simple plan, but one teeming with risk. Just one day later Meredith was shot and wounded in a roadside ambush. Within twenty-four hours, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, and other civil rights leaders had taken up Meredith's cause, determined to overcome this violent act and complete Meredith's walk. The stakes were high--there was no time for advance planning and their route cut through dangerous territory. No one knew if they would succeed. By many measures the March Against Fear became one of the greatest protests of the civil rights era. But it was also one of the last, and the campaign has been largely forgotten. Critically acclaimed author Ann Bausum brings this crucial turning point of civil rights history back to life, escorting you along the dusty Mississippi roads where heroic marchers endured violence, rage, and fear as they walked more than 200 miles in the name of equality and justice."--Provided by publisher.
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James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important demonstrations of the civil rights movement. It brought together leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, who formed an unlikely alliance that resulted in the Black Power movement, which ushered in a new era in the fight for equality.<br> <br> The retelling of Meredith's story opens on the day of his assassination attempt and goes back in time to recount the moments leading up to that event and its aftermath. Readers learn about the powerful figures and emerging leaders who joined the over 200-mile walk that became known as the "March Against Fear."<br> <br> Thoughtfully presented by award-winning author Ann Bausum, this book helps readers understand the complex issues of fear, injustice, and the challenges of change. It is a history lesson that's as important and relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ages 12 and up.

"Mississippi. 1966. On a hot June afternoon an African-American man named James Meredith set out to walk through his home state, intending to fight racism and fear with his feet. A seemingly simple plan, but one teeming with risk. Just one day later Meredith was shot and wounded in a roadside ambush. Within twenty-four hours, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, and other civil rights leaders had taken up Meredith's cause, determined to overcome this violent act and complete Meredith's walk. The stakes were high--there was no time for advance planning and their route cut through dangerous territory. No one knew if they would succeed. By many measures the March Against Fear became one of the greatest protests of the civil rights era. But it was also one of the last, and the campaign has been largely forgotten. Critically acclaimed author Ann Bausum brings this crucial turning point of civil rights history back to life, escorting you along the dusty Mississippi roads where heroic marchers endured violence, rage, and fear as they walked more than 200 miles in the name of equality and justice."--Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

The lesser-known March Against Fear, James Meredith's 1966 quest to empower blacks in Mississippi, grew into a larger movement when major civil rights organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference joined in; the term "black power" emerged during it as a rallying cry. Clear writing and excellent use of powerful quotes and photographs make this an engrossing--and important--read. Bib., ind. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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