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By Gilbert R. Mason,James Patterson Smith

This booklet, the 1st to target the combination of the Gulf Coast, is Dr. Gilbert R. Mason's eyewitness account of harrowing episodes that happened there in the course of the civil rights circulation. Newly opened by means of court docket order, files from the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission's mystery documents improve this riveting memoir written via an important civil rights determine in Mississippi. He joined his acquaintances and allies Aaron Henry and the martyred Medgar Evers to strive against injustices in a single of the nation's such a lot infamous bastions of segregation.

In Mississippi, the civil rights fight all started in may well 1959 with "wade-ins." In open and awake defiance of segregation legislation, Mason led 9 black Biloxians onto a limited spot alongside the twenty-six-mile seashore. A 12 months later extra wade-ins on shorelines reserved for whites trigger the bloodiest race insurrection within the state's historical past and led the U.S. Justice division to begin the first-ever federal court docket problem of Mississippi's segregationist legislation and practices. at the same time, Mason and native activists started their paintings at the state's first college desegregation go well with. because the coordinator of the tactic, he confronted threats to his lifestyles.

Mason's memoir supplies readers a documented trip throughout the day-by-day humiliations that segregation and racism imposed upon the black population - upon fathers, moms, kids, employees, and professionals.

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