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Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

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Dive into the heart of the Civil Rights Movement with "Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots." Published on May 1, 2021, this compelling biography by historian Laura Visser-Maessen brings to light the pivotal role Bob Moses played in transforming Mississippi into a key battleground for voting rights. Unlike more visible leaders of his time, Moses adopted a unique approach by positioning himself as a facilitator rather than a front-line leader, emphasizing the importance of local, grassroots activism. This book delves deep into the strategies that spearheaded significant events such as the 1964 Freedom Summer and the creation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, showcasing how Moses's unassuming leadership style and intellectual tactics catalyzed profound social transformations. Ideal for middle-school readers, this narrative not only reinstates Moses's significant place in history but also inspires a new generation to appreciate the power of subtle leadership in the fight for justice and equality.
Published by The University of North Carolina Press on May 1, 2021
456 pages
ISBN: 9781469666501
Best for readers in Middle School
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