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Three Lives for Mississippi

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The only complete on-the-scene account of the heinous Freedom Summer murders in Mississippi "This book is a part of the arsenal decent Americans can employ to make democracy for all truly a birthright and not a distant dream. It relates the story of an atrocity committed on our doorstep." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the civil rights movement, 1964 was the year of Freedom
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by University Press of Mississippi (first published November 30th 1964)
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Fishface
Jan 21, 2016 Fishface rated it it was amazing
This book had a major impact on me when I first read it -- you might say I was traumatized. Interestingly, it was the only book on the Civil Rights movement in our Middle School library on the edge of one of the nation's great Black cities. I never forgot it, and years later got my own copy. It's a terrifying glimpse into a now mostly-vanished world, and good riddance. I was an infant when these events transpired, and a snaggle-toothed old hag when one of the ringleaders of the atrocity was brou ...more
Brian M.
I was drawn to this old book because it was written by William Bradford Huie from Hartselle, Alabama. This book was a fresh today as it must have been back then in terms of explaining race, religion and resentment.
John
May 26, 2014 John rated it really liked it
I chose to read this as it has been just 50 years since this happened. I wanted to see if my memory of the events had held up, They had. It seems like it was yesterday when these terrible times took place. Book well written
Thomas
Jul 08, 2013 Thomas rated it really liked it
Actually finished reading Three Lives For Mississippi by William Bradford Huie some time ago. Since I was in the C R Movement at that time I was familiar with most of the events stated. I recommend the book to all.
Anita S
Sep 12, 2009 Anita S rated it it was amazing
Amazing journalism written from the perspective of a southern author.
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