By J. Todd Moye
In the midst of the Mississippi Delta lies rural, black-majority Sunflower County. J. Todd Moye examines the social histories of civil rights and white resistance routine in Sunflower, tracing the advance of organizing concepts in separate racial groups over 4 a long time.
Sunflower County was once domestic to either James Eastland, the most strong reactionaries within the U.S. Senate within the 20th century, and Fannie Lou Hamer, the freedom-fighting sharecropper who rose to nationwide prominence as head of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic celebration. Sunflower was once the birthplace of the voters' Council, the white South's pre-eminent anti-civil rights association, however it used to be additionally a hotbed of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) organizing and a fountainhead of freedom culture.
Using broad oral historical past interviews and archival learn, Moye situates the fight for democracy in Sunflower County in the context of nationwide advancements within the civil rights move. Arguing that the civil rights flow can't be understood as a countrywide monolith, Moye reframes it because the accumulation of millions of neighborhood pursuits, every one with particular pursuits and techniques. by means of carrying on with the research into the Nineteen Eighties, Let the folk Decide pushes the bounds of traditional periodization, spotting the complete quantity of the civil rights movement.
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