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No Small Thing: The 1963 Mississippi Freedom Vote

William H. Lawson

Abstract

The Mississippi Freedom Vote of 1963 is no small thing. It is a complex historical and rhetorical phenomenon worthy of in-depth analysis. The Mississippi Freedom Vote of 1963 was an integrated citizens’ campaign to empower and promote agency for blacks within the state. With candidates Aaron Henry, a black pharmacist from Clarksdale, for governor and Reverend Edwin King, a white college chaplain from Vicksburg, for lieutenant governor, the Freedom Vote ran a platform aimed at obtaining votes, justice, jobs, and education for blacks in the Magnolia state. Though the actual campaign took place O ... More

Keywords: civil rights movement, rhetorical criticism, protest vote, agency, American history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496816351
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496816351.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William H. Lawson, author
California State University