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Mississippi's Exiled Daughter : How My Civil Rights Baptism Under Fire Shaped My Life - (Paperback)

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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.
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Brenda Travis & John Obee
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2018
TCIN: 53923458
UPC: 9781588383297
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-5573
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