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Author LaFrancis, G. Mark, author.

Title The Parchman Ordeal : 1965 Natchez Civil Rights Injustice / G. Mark LaFrancis with Robert Morgan and Darrell White ; foreword by James Meredith, writer & Civil Rights Activist.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing / Open Road Integrated Media, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (129 pages)
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Summary "An account of the civil rights march that ended in the unlawful incarceration of African American protestors -- and the basis for the 2017 documentary. In October 1965, nearly 800 young people attempted to march from their churches in Natchez to protest segregation, discrimination and mistreatment by white leaders and elements of the Ku Klux Klan. As they exited the churches, local authorities forced the would-be marchers onto buses and charged them with "parading without a permit," a local ordinance later ruled unconstitutional. For approximately 150 of these young men and women, this was only the beginning. They were taken to the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, where prison authorities subjected them to days of abuse, humiliation and punishment under horrific conditions. Most were African Americans in their teens and early twenties. Authors G. Mark LaFrancis, Robert Morgan and Darrell White reveal the injustice of this overlooked dramatic episode in civil rights history. "White and Galen Mark LaFrancis are in the process of filming a documentary to shed light on the Parchman Ordeal, which, along with other Natchez stories -- like the 1967 Ku Klux Klan slaying of Wharlest Jackson -- has flown below the nation's radar." -- The Root "Could help shed more light on the incident and its place in the nation's civil rights history." -- The Natchez Democrat"-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Mississippi State Penitentiary -- History.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Natchez.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- Natchez.
Natchez (Miss.) -- History.
Parchman (Miss.) -- History.
Prisoners -- Mississippi -- Parchman.
Imprisonment -- Mississippi -- Parchman.
HISTORY / African American.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Morgan, Robert (Documentary film producer), author.
White, Darrell (Darrell S.), author.
Meredith, James, 1933- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781439665787 (epub)
9781467140645 (print)
Standard No. 9781439665787
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