Life and Death in the Delta African American Narratives of Violence, Resilience, and Social Change

ISBN-10: 1403960364

ISBN-13: 9781403960368

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kim Lacy Rogers

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Using oral histories with African American activists and community leaders, Kim Lacy Rogers explores the civil rights movement in several Mississippi communities in the context of the region's history of white supremacy, racial oppression, and African American cultural vitality. Terrorism, black poverty, and economic exploitation led to a condition of collective trauma and social suffering for thousands of black Deltans in the twentieth century. This work reveals the impact of that oppression, and of African American traditions of community service and leadership in the lives of women and men who became activists. It also examines the disillusionment and anger that many Delta leaders feel about the changes that took place during the post-movement years.
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 2/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Series Editors' Foreword
Introduction
Conditions of Life and Death
Change and Movement Among the Poor
Achieving in the Rural: Independence and Leadership in Bolivar County
The Wilderness of Social Change: The Movement and Head Start
The Limits of Political Power
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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