By Rev. Ed King,Trent Watts
Ed King�s Mississippi: behind the curtain of Freedom Summer gains greater than 40 unpublished black-and-white photos and colossal writings through the famous civil rights activist Rev. Ed King. the pictures and textual content supply a different standpoint on Mississippi in the course of the summer season of 1964. Taken in Jackson, Greenwood, and Philadelphia, the pictures exhibit casual photographs of Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew younger, Mississippi civil rights staff, and faculty scholar volunteers within the stream. Ed King�s writings supply historical past and insights at the motivations and paintings of Freedom summer season volunteers, at the racial weather of Mississippi throughout the overdue Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, and the grassroots attempt by means of black Mississippians to go into the political enviornment and workout their basic civil rights.
King, a local of Vicksburg and a Methodist minister, used to be 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 pictures provide an extraordinary behind-the-scenes chronicle of occasions within the nation in the course of Freedom summer season. King is a retired college member of the varsity of healthiness comparable Professions, collage of Mississippi scientific heart. Historian Trent Watts furnishes a considerable advent to the amount and gives history at the Freedom summer time crusade in addition to an outline of King�s civil rights activism from the overdue Nineteen Fifties to the current day.
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Ed King’s Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer by Rev. Ed King,Trent Watts