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Aaron Henry of Mississippi : inside agitator / Minion K. C. Morrison.

Author/Creator:
Morrison, Minion K. C., 1946- author.
Publication:
Fayetteville : The University of Arkansas Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Henry, Aaron, 1922-1997.
African American civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Contents:
Preface
Introduction
Son of sharecroppers and entrepreneurs : rites of passage in a segregated society
Military service, family, and profession : challenging contested citizenship at war and at home
Aaron Henry, the NAACP, and indigenous leadership : the Clarksdale social movement
Demanding restoration of the black franchise : Henry heads the Freedom Vote ticket, a 1963 mock election
An alternative to the segregated state Democratic Party : the MFDP goes to Atlantic City, 1964
Henry the public entrepreneur and network tactician : exploiting national allies and cultivating local interracial partners
Private and public entrepreneurship for redistributive justice : addressing African American socioeconomic disparities
Taking the reins of the state Democratic Party : Henry wrests power from the segregationists
The summit and culmination : Henry as a state legislator and his political demise
Conclusion and postscript.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund.
Contributor:
John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund.
ISBN:
9781557287595
1557287597
OCLC:
898088332
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