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The role of ideas in the civil rights South essays by Porter L. Fortune, Jr. History Symposium (25th 1999 University of Mississippi)

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Published by University Press of Mississippi in Jackson .
Written in English



  • Southern States


  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- Philosophy.,
  • Civil rights workers -- Southern States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.,
  • Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • African Americans -- Southern States -- Intellectual life.,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.,
  • Southern States -- Race relations.,
  • Southern States -- Intellectual life -- 1865-

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Edition Notes

Statementby Tony Badger ... [et al.] ; edited by Ted Ownby.
ContributionsBadger, Anthony J., Ownby, Ted.
LC ClassificationsE185.61 .R74 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 219 p. ;
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3951796M
ISBN 101578064678
LC Control Number2001046781

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