Suggested Readings

Burner, Eric R. And Gently He Shall Lead Them: Robert Parris Moses and Civil Rights in Mississippi.  New York: New York University Press, 1994.

Carmichael, Stokely, and Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture). New York: Scribners, 2003.

Carson, Clayborne, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981.

Cash, W. J. The Mind of the South. New York: Vintage, 1991.

Cobb, James C. The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Dittmer, John. Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1994.

Jensen, Richard J., and John C. Hammerback, “‘Your Tools Really Are the People’: The Rhetoric of Robert Parris Moses.” Communication Monographs 65 (1998): 126-40.

Jensen, Richard J., and John C. Hammerback, “Working in ‘Quiet Places’: The Community Organizing Rhetoric of Robert Parris Moses.” The Howard Journal of Communication 11 (2000): 1-18

Lawson, William H. No Small Thing: The 1963 Mississippi Freedom Vote. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2018.

Mills, Kay. This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2007.

Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi. New York: Laurel, 1968.

Orth, Nikki. “Ella Baker: Address at the Hattiesburg Freedom Day Rally (January 21, 1964). Voices of Democracy 11 (2016): 25-43.

Payne, Bruce. I’ve Got The Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1995.

Powdermaker, Hortense. After Freedom: A Cultural Study in the Deep South. New York: Atheneum, 1968.

Ransby, Barbara. Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.

Sinsheimer, Joseph A. “The Freedom Vote of 1963: New Strategies of Protest in Mississippi.” Journal of Southern History 55 (1989): 217-44.

Visser-Maessen, Laura. Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots.  Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

Watson, Bruce. Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy. New York: Penguin 2011.

Audio-Visual Materials

1962 Special Report: Mississippi and the 15th Amendment,

1964 NBC News Special Report: Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner,

Eyes on the Prize, Mississippi: Is This America? Episode 5, 1987.

Freedom On My Mind, California Newsreel, 1994.

Oral History with Bob Moses,

Oral History with Bob Moses, Freedom Summer, Part I,

Oral History with Bob Moses, Freedom Summer, Part II,

Oral History with Bob Moses, Freedom Summer, Part III,

Oral History with Bob Moses, conducted by Julian Bond,

Revisiting the Murder of Louis Allen, 60 Minutes,

Segregation and the South, Fund for the Republic,

Online Resources

Freedom Summer Digital Collection, Miami of Ohio,

Freedom Summer Digital Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society,

Freedom Summer, The National Archives,

Records of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission,

The Stanford Daily Archives,