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The Resource Beaches, blood, and ballots : a black doctor's civil rights struggle, Gilbert R. Mason, with James Patterson Smith

Beaches, blood, and ballots : a black doctor's civil rights struggle, Gilbert R. Mason, with James Patterson Smith

Label
Beaches, blood, and ballots : a black doctor's civil rights struggle
Title
Beaches, blood, and ballots
Title remainder
a black doctor's civil rights struggle
Statement of responsibility
Gilbert R. Mason, with James Patterson Smith
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book, the first to focus on the integration of the Gulf Coast, is Dr. Gilbert R. Mason's eyewitness account of harrowing episodes that occurred during the civil rights movement. Newly opened by court order, documents from the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission's secret files enhance this riveting memoir written by a major civil rights figure. He joined his friends and allies Aaron Henry and the martyred Medgar Evers to combat injustices in one of the nation's most notorious bastions of segregation." "His story recalls the great migration of blacks to the North, of family members who remained in Mississippi, of family ties in Chicago and other northern cities. Following graduation from Tennessee State and Howard University Medical College, he set up his practice in the black section of Biloxi in 1955 and experienced the restrictions that even a black physician suffered in the segregated South. Four years later, he began his battle to dismantle the Jim Crow system. This is the story of his struggle and hard-won victory."--Jacket
  • "This book, the first to focus on the integration of the Gulf Coast, is Dr. Gilbert R. Mason's eyewitness account of harrowing episodes that occurred during the civil rights movement. Newly opened by court order, documents from the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission's secret files enhance this riveting memoir written by a major civil rights figure. He joined his friends and allies Aaron Henry and the martyred Medgar Evers to combat injustices in one of the nation's most notorious bastions of segregation." "His story recalls the great migration of blacks to the North, of family members who remained in Mississippi, of family ties in Chicago and other northern cities. Following graduation from Tennessee State and Howard University Medical College, he set up his practice in the black section of Biloxi in 1955 and experienced the restrictions that even a black physician suffered in the segregated South. Four years later, he began his battle to dismantle the Jim Crow system. This is the story of his struggle and hard-won victory."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ORX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F349.B5
LC item number
M37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies
Label
Beaches, blood, and ballots : a black doctor's civil rights struggle, Gilbert R. Mason, with James Patterson Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. Preparation for Service -- 3. Going Home to Serve -- 4. The Beach -- 5. The Bloody Wade-In -- 6. Harassment, Lies, and Sovereignty Commission Spies -- 7. Ballots, Beaches, and Bullets -- 8. Desegregation Now! -- 9. Community Action and Hurricane Camille -- 10. Inclusion, Influence, and Public Responsibilities
Control code
44952688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781578062782
Lccn
00024664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Beaches, blood, and ballots : a black doctor's civil rights struggle, Gilbert R. Mason, with James Patterson Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. Preparation for Service -- 3. Going Home to Serve -- 4. The Beach -- 5. The Bloody Wade-In -- 6. Harassment, Lies, and Sovereignty Commission Spies -- 7. Ballots, Beaches, and Bullets -- 8. Desegregation Now! -- 9. Community Action and Hurricane Camille -- 10. Inclusion, Influence, and Public Responsibilities
Control code
44952688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781578062782
Lccn
00024664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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