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Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement

Title

Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement

Authors

Rick Bowers

Illustrator

Eva Absher

Publisher

National Geographic

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781426305955

Pages

120 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

full-length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Racial Diversity; Racism; race discrimination

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Awards

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Keywords

African Americans civil rights; civil rights movement; race relations; segregation

Diversity Impact

direct

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