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Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement Hardcover – January 12, 2010
An Action-Packed Retelling of a Classic
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Wade Henderson is the executive director of the Leadership Commission on Civil Rights.
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Sometimes you hear talk about the mundane nature of evil and nothing is more mundane than the name "Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission". Its activities, however, were anything but humdrum. In 1956, Mississippi state governor J.P. Coleman signed into law a bill calling for the creation of an agency whose sole purpose would be to protect the state of segregation, as it currently existed at that time. Essentially, this Southern state now had its own publicly funded spy program. Over the course of two decades they would infiltrate civil rights organizations, hire spies, gather information, and do everything in their power to fight the change that was coming.Read more ›
Bowers shares the stories of men who worked for both sides, those who worked against integration and those who worked for it. Some of these stories were encouraging and some of them were sad. It just bothered me what these men were willing to do to preserve their way of life, no matter how distorted. A powerful example of how much some people hate change and yet how impossible to avoid.
This is an important book about the dangers of too much power in the hands of a few and how easily it can be misused. It's also an important book about the courage of individuals in making a difference despite the sacrifices that are sometimes required.
This book fills in the blanks, connects the dots, and provides answers to questions some of us never thought to ask.
~Informative reading. ~Outstanding effort by the author. ~Fast and fulfilling.
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My son and I both thought this story was sooo interesting. There is also a documentary out about this storyPublished 7 months ago by Mimi c
My 6th grade son and I read this book together. As an educator I learned information about the civil rights movement I had never learned in class. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Laura Griffith
The teacher that purchased these books for her class is very satisfied with these books. They were all received in good condition.Published 12 months ago by Deb
Rick Bowers presents a fascinating account of the activities of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, an agency established by the state legislature in the late 1950s to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joseph Mcnellage
The book showed amazing facts about civil rights, and shows that people can kill to get their goal, I had fun reading it and you should too!Published 19 months ago by Noam