Modern history

Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

In the summer of 1964, with the civil rights movement stalled, seven hundred college students descended on Mississippi to register black voters, teach in Freedom Schools, and live in sharecroppers' shacks. But by the time their first night in the state had ended, three volunteers were dead, black churches had burned, and America had a new definition of freedom. 

Book One - Crossroads

Prologue

Chapter 1. “There Is a Moral Wave Building”

Chapter 2. “Not Even Past”

Chapter 3. Freedom Street

Chapter 4. “The Decisive Battlefield for America”

Chapter 5. “It Is Sure Enough Changing”

Chapter 6. “The Scars of the System”

Interlude. “Another So-Called ‘Freedom Day’”

Book Two - A Bloody Peace Written in the Sky

Chapter 7. “Walk Together, Children”

Chapter 8. “The Summer of Our Discontent”

Chapter 9. “Lay by Time”

Chapter 10. “The Stuff Democracy Is Made Of”

Chapter 11. “Give unto Them Beauty for Ashes”

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography