Scholarship on the Freedom Summer and SNCC

William McCord, Mississippi: The Long, Hot Summer (1965)

Clayborne Carson, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (1981) 

Mary Rothschild, A Case of Black and White: Northern Volunteers and Southern Freedom Summers (1982)

Doug McAdams, Freedom Summer  (1988)

John Dittmer, Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi (1994) 

Charles Payne, I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle (1995)

Thomas Miguel Hilbink, “Constructing Cause Lawyering: Professionalism, Politics and Social Change in 1960s America” (Dissertation, 2006, contact author)

Wesley Hogan, Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC’s Dream for a New America (2007)

John Dittmer, The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care (2009)

Bruce Watson, Freedom Summer The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America A Democracy (2010) 

Other Resources:

Elizabeth Sutherland Martinez, ed. Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Freedom School Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer (Org. 1965; Reissued 2007)

Sally Belfrage, Freedom Summer (1965)

Tracy Sugarman, Stranger at the Gates: A Summer in Mississippi (1965)

Len Holt, The Summer That Didn’t End: The Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Project of 1964 (1965)

Kathy Emery, Linda Reid Gold and Sylvia Braselmann, ed., Lessons from the Freedom Summer: Ordinary People Building Extraordinary Movements  (2008)

Lisa Anderson Todd, For a Voice and the Vote: My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (2014)

Michael Edmunds, Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader (2014)

Charles Prickett, Remembering Mississippi Freedom Summer (2015)

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