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Spies of Mississippi : the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the civil rights movement

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2010
In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.
Aretha, David — These authors' works share: the genres 'History books' and 'Social issues' and the subjects 'Civil Rights Movement', 'African Americans', and 'Race relations'.
McWhorter, Diane; Allen, Zita; Hardy, Sheila Jackson; Fireside, Harvey; Wexler, Sanford — These authors' works share: the genre 'History books' and the subjects 'Civil Rights Movement' and 'African Americans'.
Stokes, John A., 1931- — These authors' works share: the genre 'History books' and the subject 'Civil Rights Movement'.
Bausum, Ann — These authors' works share: the genre 'History books' and the subjects 'Civil Rights Movement' and 'Race relations'.
Bullard, Sara; Turck, Mary; Vernell, Marjorie, 1948- — These authors' works share: the genre 'History books' and the subjects 'Civil Rights Movement', 'African Americans', and 'Race relations'.
Wright, Simeon, 1942- — These authors' works share: the genre 'History books' and the subject 'Mississippi'.

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☆☆☆☆☆ Book Review: The Spies of Mississippi

By Patron551 on Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:37:38

First, I couldn''t put the book down. Then I couldn''t believe that this occurred in America. And lastly, I couldn''t believe I had never heard of this "Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission" before. This book delivers a crisp, clear story of another side of the Civil Rights movement, a story that typically never goes further than marches, cross burning, and KKK uniforms. These are stories of average citizens who were ultimately jailed for applying to college or whose businesses were burned, or who were shot in cold blood, all for trying gain equality. Teenagers will love this book too--it ties into their growing awareness of social justice and why you have to push back when things are unfair. I looked up the MDAH website and read the original spy reports, now digitized. Chilling. A must read for inquiring minds who know there is always another side to history. The photos are compelling too. Give it to your child''s history teacher, today.

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