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The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi$
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Ted Ownby

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039331

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.001.0001

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The Struggle for Black Citizenship

The Struggle for Black Citizenship

Medgar Wiley Evers and the Fight for Civil Rights in Mississippi

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(p.59) The Struggle for Black Citizenship
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The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
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Michael Vinson Williams

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0003

This chapter explores the roots of activism, how individual action turned into group organizing, and how different groups of African Americans worked together in their struggle for full citizenship recognition. Using a biographical approach by focusing on the activism of Medgar Evers and his participation in the civil rights movement, it considers the role played by college students for African American leaders, how World War II provided new opportunities and encouraged new demands, and the continuing threat of violence. It also examines the impact of the civil rights struggle on violent oppression in Mississippi and the effects of violent resistance upon the African American personality. Finally, it looks at the role of Evers as a physical link between the realities of African Americans struggling in Mississippi and the NAACP leadership.

Keywords:   activism, organizing, African Americans, citizenship, Medgar Evers, civil rights movement, college students, violence, Mississippi, NAACP

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