Dr. Anthony Harris' book is so on point. I lived a block over from him when I was in elementary school and could actually see their house from ours. We lived the same life in Hattiesburg, including going to Freedom School and working in the Movement, and I can say without a doubt that he captures the culture, the events, and the times in a way that is true to life. You get authentic history when you read his story. Just as I got the feeling that Clifton Taulbert's first book was a book whose content was my story, the same goes for Ant's book, which is his second. I'm just pleased that he cared deeply enough about the people to invest the time and that he had the excellent writing skill, the voice, and the mind's eye to be able to produce this great work.
Hattiesburg's historic Mobile Street has already garnered the placement of a "Bench By The Road" that was installed by the Toni Morrison Society in honor of Freedom Summer. Now, we have a great book by native son, Dr. Anthony J. Harris. If you're interested in knowing what it was like to live through the Civil Rights experience as a young foot soldier and reading a memoir of one who made good on the investment of courage that his people made, this is the book for you. He didn't let nobody turn him around, and when that great gettin up morning came, Anthony Harris moved out into the world, made his family ancestors and his people proud, and redeemed the sacrifices they made.