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Road through midnight : a civil rights memorial /
Jessica Ingram.
imprint
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press : In association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, [2020]
description
1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 29 cm.
ISBN
1469654237, 9781469654232, 9781469654249
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imprint
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press : In association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, [2020]
isbn
1469654237
9781469654232
9781469654249
abstract
"In this book, Jessica Ingram presents photographs of landscapes that, to unaware passersby, look like nearly any other place in the Deep South: a fenced-in backyard, a dirt road covered with overgrowth, a field grooved with muddy tire prints. However, these seemingly ordinary places hold pivotal, often tragic, stories of the civil rights movement, though rarely is there a plaque with dates or names or any manmade indication of their importance. Most of these "un-memorialized" places are where bodies of African Americans-activists, paper mill workers, sharecroppers, and children-were found, victims of racial violence. These images are interspersed with oral histories from victims' families, journalists, and investigators, as well as newspaper microfiche, FBI files, and other archival ephemera. The narrative intensity grows in power, complexity, and depth as the book goes on and the history unfolds"--
catalogue key
13199778

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