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Author Parker, Frank R., author.

Title Black votes count : political empowerment in Mississippi after 1965 / Frank R. Parker ; foreword by Eddie N. Williams.

Published Chapel Hill ; London : The University of North Carolina Press, [1990].


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 254 pages) : illustrations, maps
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246) and index.
Contents Mississippi in 1965: the struggle for the right to vote -- Mississippi's massive resistance to Black political empowerment -- The judicial response to massive resistance: Allen v. State Board of Elections -- The struggle against discriminatory legislative redistricting -- The impact of the struggle for Black political participation on Mississippi politics -- The impact of Mississippi legislation on national voting rights law -- Race and Mississippi politics: changes and continuitites.
Summary A fascinating account by one of America's leading civil rights lawyers of the historic struggle for the right to vote. Frank Parker instructs how the battle for democracy has shifted from denial to dilution and persuasively argues for continued vigilance.
Language notes English.
Other author Williams, Eddie N., writer of foreword.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject African Americans -- Mississippi -- Politics and government.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- Mississippi.
Voting -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Political participation -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781469603315 (electronic bk.)
1469603314 (electronic bk.)
0807819018 (alk. paper)
9780807819012 (alk. paper)
0807842745 (pbk. ; alk. paper)