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By Rev. Ed King,Trent Watts

Ed King�s Mississippi: behind the curtain of Freedom Summer good points greater than 40 unpublished black-and-white photos and massive writings through the favorite civil rights activist Rev. Ed King. the photographs and textual content supply a different viewpoint on Mississippi through the summer season of 1964. Taken in Jackson, Greenwood, and Philadelphia, the pictures exhibit casual pictures of Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew younger, Mississippi civil rights staff, and school pupil volunteers within the circulate. Ed King�s writings supply history and insights at the motivations and paintings of Freedom summer time volunteers, at the racial weather of Mississippi in the course of the overdue Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, and the grassroots attempt by way of black Mississippians to go into the political area and workout their primary civil rights.

King, a local of Vicksburg and a Methodist minister, was once a founding father of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic celebration and a key determine within the civil rights flow within the kingdom within the Sixties. As one of many few white Mississippians with a management place within the circulate, his phrases and images supply an extraordinary behind-the-scenes chronicle of occasions within the kingdom in the course of Freedom summer season. King is a retired school member of the varsity of healthiness similar Professions, collage of Mississippi scientific middle. Historian Trent Watts furnishes a considerable creation to the quantity and provides history at the Freedom summer time crusade in addition to an outline of King�s civil rights activism from the past due Nineteen Fifties to the current day.

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