The Resource Robert Parris Moses: : a life in civil rights and leadership at the grassroots, Laura Visser-Maessen, (ebook)

Robert Parris Moses: : a life in civil rights and leadership at the grassroots, Laura Visser-Maessen, (ebook)

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Robert Parris Moses: : a life in civil rights and leadership at the grassroots
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Robert Parris Moses:
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a life in civil rights and leadership at the grassroots
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Laura Visser-Maessen
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eng
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One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Moses presented himself as a mere facilitator of grassroots activism rather than a charismatic figure like Martin Luther King Jr. His self-effacing demeanor and his success, especially in steering the events that led to the volatile 1964 Freedom Summer and the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, paradoxically gave him a reputation of nearly heroic proportions. Examining the dilemmas of a leader who worked to cultivate local leadership, historian Laura Visser-Maessen explores the intellectual underpinnings of Moses's strategy, its achievements, and its struggles.This new biography recasts Moses as an effective, hands-on organizer, safeguarding his ideals while leading from behind the scenes. By returning Moses to his rightful place among the foremost leaders of the movement, Visser-Maessen testifies to Moses's revolutionary approach to grassroots leadership and the power of the individual in generating social change
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Visser-Maessen, Laura
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323.092
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non fiction
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  • Moses, Robert Parris
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Electronic books
  • Mississippi
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adult
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Robert Parris Moses: : a life in civil rights and leadership at the grassroots, Laura Visser-Maessen, (ebook)
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9781469627991
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MWT11718750
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11718750
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MWT11718750
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Robert Parris Moses: : a life in civil rights and leadership at the grassroots, Laura Visser-Maessen, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469627991
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718750
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718750
System control number
MWT11718750
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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