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The Resource Hanging bridge : racial violence and America's civil rights century, Jason Morgan Ward

Hanging bridge : racial violence and America's civil rights century, Jason Morgan Ward

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Hanging bridge : racial violence and America's civil rights century
Title
Hanging bridge
Title remainder
racial violence and America's civil rights century
Statement of responsibility
Jason Morgan Ward
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Even at the height of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, when the clarion call for equality and justice echoed around the country, few volunteers ventured into Clarke County, Mississippi. Fewer still remained. Located just south of Neshoba County, where three civil rights workers had been murdered during 1964's Freedom Summer, Clarke lay squarely in what many considered Mississippi's, and thus America's, meanest corner. Local African Americans knew why the movement failed there. Some spoke of a bottomless hole in the snaking Chickasawhay River in the town of Shubuta, where white vigilantes had for decades dumped the bodies of murdered African Americans. Others spoke of a 'hanging bridge' that spanned that same muddy creek. Spanning three generations, Hanging Bridge reveals what happened in Clarke Country in 1919 and 1942, when two horrific lynchings took place, the first of four young people, including a pregnant woman, the second, of two teenaged boys accused of harassing a white girl. Jason Ward's painstaking and haunting reconstruction of these events traces a legacy of violence that reflects the American experience of race, from the depths of Jim Crow through to the growing power of the NAACP and national awareness of what was taking places even in the country's bleakest racial landscapes. Connecting the lynchings to each other and then to the civil rights struggles in the 1960s, when the threat of violence hung heavy over Clark County, Ward creates a narrative that links living memory and verifiable fact, illuminating one of the darkest places in American history and revealing the resiliency of the human spirit"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Jason Morgan
Dewey number
364.1/34
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6465.M7
LC item number
W27 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lynching
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Clarke County (Miss.)
  • Shubuta (Miss.)
  • Shubuta (Miss.)
  • HISTORY / North America
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Label
Hanging bridge : racial violence and America's civil rights century, Jason Morgan Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1918 -- The Most Atrocious Affair of Its Kind -- Not Made Safe -- Part II: 1942 -- The Way You Treat Your Niggers -- A Monument To "Judge Lynch" -- Part III: 1966 -- The Formation Of An Ugly White Crowd -- The Real Battle For Freedom -- Epilogue
Control code
1656665
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780199376568
Lccn
2015036630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1656665
  • (OCoLC)921864717
Label
Hanging bridge : racial violence and America's civil rights century, Jason Morgan Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1918 -- The Most Atrocious Affair of Its Kind -- Not Made Safe -- Part II: 1942 -- The Way You Treat Your Niggers -- A Monument To "Judge Lynch" -- Part III: 1966 -- The Formation Of An Ugly White Crowd -- The Real Battle For Freedom -- Epilogue
Control code
1656665
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780199376568
Lccn
2015036630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1656665
  • (OCoLC)921864717

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