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Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement (Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures Ser.)

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"Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement" is a profound exploration of the enduring impact of Medgar Evers, a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement. As the first NAACP field secretary for Mississippi, Evers was at the forefront of key initiatives such as voter registration drives and boycotts, until his assassination in 1963 became a catalyst for nationwide racial unrest. Authored by Minrose Gwin and published on February 25, 2013, this compelling study delves into the rich tapestry of artistic expressions—from literature to music—that Evers's life and legacy have inspired. Gwin's narrative weaves through works by icons like James Baldwin and Bob Dylan, examining how Evers’s story has been etched into cultural memory and continues to resonate in contemporary human rights struggles. Ideal for adult education settings, this Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication not only revisits a critical chapter of American history but also ignites a conversation on the power of memory and art in advancing social justice.
Published by University of Georgia Press on February 25, 2013
232 pages
ISBN: 9780820335643
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