Mississippi's exiled daughter : how my civil rights baptism under fire shaped my life /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Travis, Brenda, author.
Imprint:Montgomery, Alabama : NewSouth Books, [2018]
©2018
Description:1 online resource (xvi, 141 pages) : illustrations, map
Language:English
Subject:Travis, Brenda.
African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
African Americans -- Mississippi -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Political.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
African American civil rights workers.
African Americans.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights movements.
Race relations.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12283049
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Other authors / contributors:Obee, John, author.
Moses, Robert Parris, writer of foreword.
O'Brien, J. Randall, writer of afterword.
ISBN:9781603064224
1603064222
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 2, 2018).
Summary:In 1961, 16-year-old Brenda Travis was a youth leader of the NAACP branch in her hometown of McComb, Mississippi. She joined in the early stages of voter registration, and when the Freedom Rides and direct action reached McComb, she and two SNCC workers sat-in at the local bus station. That led to her first arrest and jailing, which resulted in her being expelled and leading a protest walkout from her high school. Thrown in jail for a second time, she was eventually released on the condition that she leave the state. Her poignant memoir describes what gave her the courage at such a young age to fight segregation, how the movement unfolded in Mississippi, and what happened after she was forced to leave her family, friends, and fellow activists.One of the civil rights workers who befriended her in McComb was the legendary activist Bob Moses, who contributed the Foreword to her book. A white educator and Vietnam war hero, J. Randall O'Brien, was deeply inspired by learning about her courage, and he contributed the Afterword.
Publisher's no.:EB00775063 Recorded Books