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After Freedom SummerHow Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986$
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Chris Danielson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813037387

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813037387.001.0001

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Black Politics in Mississippi to 1965

Black Politics in Mississippi to 1965

(p.7) 1 Black Politics in Mississippi to 1965
After Freedom Summer

Chris Danielson

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses black voting and officeholding in Mississippi from the high point of Reconstruction through the disfranchisement of the Constitution of 1890. It ends with the civil rights movement and Freedom Summer in Mississippi but shows that black political efforts were severely limited with the absence of effective federal civil rights enforcement.

Keywords:   civil rights, Freedom Summer, black voting

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