The Resource Justice for Ella : a story that needed to be told, Pam Johnson, (ebook)

Justice for Ella : a story that needed to be told, Pam Johnson, (ebook)

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Justice for Ella : a story that needed to be told
Title
Justice for Ella
Title remainder
a story that needed to be told
Statement of responsibility
Pam Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
Based on actual events from Mississippi's Civil Rights Movement, Justice for Ella is a story of two women one black, one white who fought and won against seemingly insurmountable meanness. For Ella Gaston and Jewell McMahan, the fight was about justice, in a time and place when it was rarely bestowed on either black people or women. On a Sunday afternoon in 1959 in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Ella and her husband Nelse were arrested in front of their children and hauled off to the notorious Noxubee County Jail. The Gaston's were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time caught up in a manhunt for Nelses cousin who had allegedly beaten up the city marshal. The court appearances and legal wrangling that followed resulted in Ella's being found guilty of intimidating an officer and the all-white Mississippi Supreme Court reversing and remanding her conviction on grounds of racial prejudice in testimony first. To avoid retrial, Ella and Jewell engaged in multiple cat-and-mouse games that placed Ella sick in the hospital, Jewell standing guard, and would-be tormenters at bay. Eventually, the women prevailed, Ella remained free, and the story faded away into obscurity until now. Justice for Ella tells just one of hundreds of stories experienced by nameless foot soldiers who risked everything so that all Mississippians could live as first class citizens in the Land of the Free. It is a story that needed to be told
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Midwest
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1952-
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Johnson, Pam
Dewey number
[B]
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Gaston, Ella
  • McMahan, Jewell
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Electronic books
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
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Justice for Ella : a story that needed to be told, Pam Johnson, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781491730454
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12107983
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12107983
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MWT12107983
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Justice for Ella : a story that needed to be told, Pam Johnson, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781491730454
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12107983
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12107983
System control number
MWT12107983
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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