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We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi

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No one experienced the 1964 Freedom Summer quite like Tracy Sugarman. As an illustrator and journalist, Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. He interviewed these activists, along with local civil rights leaders and black and white residents not directl ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 8th 2009 by Syracuse University Press (first published February 28th 2009)
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Jessica
Jan 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who want to learn about the Civil Rights Movement in the '60's and can stand horrible writing
Yes!!!! I am finished!!!! Finished!!! FINISHED!!!!!! Finally. It is all over. The horrid writing I have to bear no longer!

No, seriously. This book was god awful. I do not have anything against the story in general (except for the fact that only Part 1 is about his time in Mississippi, and that Part 2, 3, and 4, are just his reflection on the people he met and how everybody changed and everything.) The main issue in this book is Tracy Sugarman's writing. He has stated many times in this book tha
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