Black votes count : political empowerment in Mississippi after 1965 /

Describes black Mississippians' battle for meaningful voting rights, bringing the story up to 1986, when Mississippi elected its first black member of Congress in this century.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Parker, Frank R. (Author)
Format: Online
Published: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [1990]
Series:UNC Press law publications.
Civil rights and social justice.
Online Access:HeinOnline UNC Press Law Publications
HeinOnline Civil Rights and Social Justice
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Table of 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.