We shall overcome

Travel back in time almost five decades to the Jim Crow South in Bruce Watson’s compelling history of the transformative Freedom Summer of 1964. Meet the students, black and white, who dedicated themselves and risked their lives to fight for freedom, equality and the black vote in a Mississippi glued to the past; a place where the Klan runs rampant and lynchings are nothing out of the ordinary. Follow influential people, like Bob Moses and Fannie Lou Hamer, who would not surrender to the constant opposition; people who went against all odds to remodel the old America into the real America. In Freedom Summer: The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy, Watson has beautifully re-envisioned the terror-filled but courageous moment when black citizens were “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” He’s got a readable storytelling style. Become inspired, welcome change and remember Freedom Summer.