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Nov 01 2010

Freedom Summer

Freedom Summer coverBook: Freedom Summer:  The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

Author: Bruce Watson

Reviewer: David Hiscoe, Director of Communication Strategies, NCSU Libraries

2010 was a pretty challenging year; the Great Recession hasn’t been much fun, and I’ve needed a little inspiration. This book looks at one of the most fearsome times in US history, when students, the clergy, ordinary citizens (some as unjustly deprived as anyone has ever been in this country) and a few government employees took enormous personal risks to change things.  If you don’t know who Bob Moses is, you don’t know about one of the bravest, most thoughtful, most savvy people in our history.