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Erschienen in: Journal of African American Studies 4/2021

30.12.2021 | BOOK REVIEW

Jelinek, Donald A. (2020). White Lawyer, Black Power: a Memoir of Civil Rights Activism in the Deep South

Columbia: University of South Carolina Press. pp. 296. ISBN 9781643361185

verfasst von: John Butler

Erschienen in: Journal of African American Studies | Ausgabe 4/2021

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Taking place in Mississippi in 1964, the Freedom Summer was one of the most important sustaining factors of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Organized by the Council of Federated Organizations, the Freedom Summer involved the recruitment of volunteers–largely white Northern students–to register Black citizens to vote while also building community aid centers (Jelinek 6). Legal protection was a critical aspect of these efforts. Civil rights workers and Black citizens were often subject to political repression by the White Power Structure, including frequent arrests to drain organizations’ funds and diminish their ability to conduct business. …
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Titel
Jelinek, Donald A. (2020). White Lawyer, Black Power: a Memoir of Civil Rights Activism in the Deep South
Columbia: University of South Carolina Press. pp. 296. ISBN 9781643361185
verfasst von
John Butler
Publikationsdatum
30.12.2021
Verlag
Springer US
Erschienen in
Journal of African American Studies / Ausgabe 4/2021
Print ISSN: 1559-1646
Elektronische ISSN: 1936-4741
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12111-021-09562-2

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