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Title Words of protest, words of freedom : poetry of the American civil rights movement and era / edited by Jeffrey Lamar Coleman.
Published Durham : Duke University Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  PS595.R32 W549 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 358 [2] p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Had she been worth the blood?" : the lynching of Emmett Till, 1955 -- "Godfearing citizens / with Bibles, taunts and stones" : The Little Rock Crisis, 1957-1958 -- "The FBI knows who lynched you" : the abduction and murder of Mack Charles Parker, 1959 -- "Fearless before the waiting throng": the life and death of Medgar Evers -- "Under the leaves of hymnals, the plaster and stone" : the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing, September 15, 1963 -- "What we have seen / Has become history, tragedy" : The assassination of President John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1963 -- "Deep in the Mississippi thicket / I hear the mourning dove" : the search for James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, 1964 -- "We are not beasts and do not / Intend to be beaten" : riots, rebellions, and uprisings -- "Prophets were ambushed as they spoke" : the assassination of Malcolm X, February 21, 1965 -- "In the panic of hooves, bull whips and gas" : Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, 1965 -- "Set afire by the cry of / BLACK POWER" : birth and legacy of the Black Panther Party, 1966- -- "America, self-destructive, self-betrayed" : the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, 1968 -- "A gun / Struck, as we slept, a caring public man" : The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, June 5, 1968.
Subject Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Poetry.
Civil rights movements -- Poetry.
American poetry -- 20th century.
Related Names Coleman, Jeffrey Lamar.
ISBN 9780822350927 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822350920 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822351030 (pbk. : alk. paper)
082235103X (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 745978659