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The Freedom Summer Murders

By Don Mitchell, 1957- author

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, this will be the first book for young adults to explore the harrowing true story of three civil rights workers slain by the KKK.

In June of 1964, three idealistic young men (one black and two white) were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. They were trying to register African Americans to vote as part of the Freedom Summer effort to bring democracy to the South. Their disappearance and murder caused a national uproar and was one of the most significant incidents of the Civil Rights Movement, and contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
THE FREEDOM SUMMER MURDERS will be the first book for young people to take a comprehensive look at the brutal murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, through to the conviction in 2005 of mastermind Edgar Ray Killen.

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Book

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780545477253


Format: Book
Author: Mitchell, Don, 1957- author
Summary: Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.
Title: The Freedom Summer murders / Don Mitchell.
Publisher Date: New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
Subject: Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964 -- Teen literature. Chaney, James Earl, 1943-1964 -- Teen literature. Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939-1964 -- Teen literature. Mississippi Freedom Project -- Teen literature. Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography -- Teen literature. Murder -- Mississippi -- Neshoba County -- History -- 20th century -- Teen literature. Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Teen literature. Neshoba County (Miss.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Teen literature.
Isbn: 9780545477253 0545477255
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System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: T HISTORY Civil Rights Mit
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Bib Id: 517077

Format: Book
Author: Mitchell, Don, 1957- author.
Summary: Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.
Title: The Freedom Summer murders / Don Mitchell.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
Description: 250 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects: Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964 -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Chaney, James Earl, 1943-1964 -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939-1964 -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Mississippi Freedom Project -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Murder -- Mississippi -- Neshoba County -- History -- 20th century -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Neshoba County (Miss.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Teen literature.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-242) and index.
ISBN: 9780545477253
ISBN: 0545477255
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: T HISTORY Civil Rights Mit