Mississippi: Is This America?. “This is Mississippi, the middle of the iceberg. This is a tremor in the middle of the iceberg from a stone that the builders rejected.” -- Bob Moses, 1961. 1720-1835 . 1835-1865 . 1865-1876.
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“This is Mississippi, the middle of the iceberg. This is a tremor in the middle of the iceberg from a stone that the builders rejected.”-- Bob Moses, 1961
Hiram Revels and Blanche Bruce, U.S. Senators from Mississippi, both African American
Charles White.The Return of the Soldier, 1946.Pen and ink on illustration board.Prints and Photographs Division.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-4886 (8-19)
What role do the media play
in shaping perceptions
of a social movement
and its antagonists?
CORE Freedom Riders after attacks on their Greyhound bus outside of Anniston, Alabama
Freedom Riders arriving in Jackson, Mississippi, where they were promptly arrested
Fundraising advertisement published by SNCC in its newsletter, The Student Voice, in 1964
October 1, 1962: James Meredith (center) is escorted by Federal officials including U.S. Department of Justice Attorney John Doar (pictured on right) at the University of Mississippi.
September 30, 1962: Students riot in response to James Meredith’s enrollment at Ole Miss.
October 1, 1962: Soldiers remove arrested rioters from the Ole Miss campus
Martha Prescod, Mike Miller, and Bob Moses register voters in the Mississippi countryside, Fall 1963
Edie Black teaches a freedom school class in Mileston, Mississippi, Freedom Summer, 1964.