Film, Video We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi
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- We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi
- As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet the example of Freedom Summer resonated across the nation. The U.S. Congress was finally moved to pass the civil rights legislation that enfranchised millions of black Americans. Blending oral history with memoir, "We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns" chronicles the sacrifices, tragedies and triumphs of that unprecedented moment in American history.
- Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center, sponsoring body
Created / Published
- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2009-05-05.
- - African American History
- - Culture, Folklife
- - Government, Law
- - Biography, History
- - Government, World Affairs
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Classification: Law.
- - Tracy Sugarman.
- - Recorded on 2009-05-05.
- - Kids, Families.
- - Researchers.
- - Teachers.
- 1 online resource
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- online text
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-05, 2009. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688234/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2009) We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-05. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688234/.
MLA citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-05, 2009. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688234/>.