After 23 months of research and writing, Where Rebels Roost features --A Nine-page Selected Bibliography/Citations: 73 Books; 3 Dissertations; 47 Articles; 32 Collections, Interviews, Oral Histories --Twenty-pages/Lists of Dead/References 900+ names and information of African Americans lynched and murdered in Mississippi from 1870 to 1970 (references Southern Law & Poverty Center, NAACP, Tuskegee Institute, individual family and friends, personal research) --Sixteen-page/160+ Names of Emmett Till Principles/Names and biographies of people close to this case, from lawyers, witnesses, judges and jurors to police, politicians, friends and families. Also, civil war stories of black heroism (spies and soldiers for the North)--And over one hundred specific Sovereignty Commission Documents, cited with references given (plus over 1,000 footnotes!), But more important are the stories of some very unique, persevering and brave people -- all stories that deserve to be told.
"Re: Truth-telling brings careful scrutiny to history of racial repression ..." Truth telling i am sure will enlighten me of quite a few questions i have that are unanswered , i had a cousin found dead and shot in the head and were set on fire, this crime was never solved somewhere around Merdian in 1967 she and her husband we are almost sure her assailent mistook her for a white person ,she being of lighter complexion and he was very dark . God bless you and i am going to order now
"Quote received from About.com editor" "An amazing achievement. By far the most comprehensive guide to Mississippi's unsolved civil rights murders." -- Tom Head, Mississippi activist and About.com Guide to Civil Liberties
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