Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
After Freedom SummerHow Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Chris Danielson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813037387

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813037387.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 26 May 2022

Gubernatorial Fantasies and Gradual Gains

Gubernatorial Fantasies and Gradual Gains

(p.53) 3 Gubernatorial Fantasies and Gradual Gains
After Freedom Summer

Chris Danielson

University Press of Florida

This chapter covers the highly publicized early administration of Charles Evers in Fayette, where he fought both local whites and state Democrats to bring municipal services to Fayette. Evers quickly looked beyond Fayette and made a concerted but futile effort to become elected governor in 1971, a race that did little to expand black political power in the state. Despite his penchant for the limelight and autocratic political style, black candidates made quiet gains on the county and municipal level in the 1970s. These grassroots political campaigns messed with older forms of civil rights activism, indicating the continuance of 1960s direct action. While most of these gains came from black candidates running within the Democratic Party, the continued refusal of the state party to meaningfully integrate led many black candidates to continue to utilize independent candidacies.

Keywords:   Charles Evers, United League, Fayette

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .