Cover

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pp. C-C

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quotes

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pp. i-viii

CONTENTS

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pp. xi-xii

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FOREWORD: How Do We Comply?: Answering the Call of Medgar Evers

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pp. xiii-xx

Kentucky assumes a prominent place in Frank X Walker’s five previous poetry collections. Affrilachia (2000) was his first collection and serves as the defining text of black life and experience in the Bluegrass State. Black Box: Poems (2006) extends Walker’s voice and vision of the overlooked lives of black people in Kentucky through a consideration of his own Affrilachian life. Walker’s persona poems...

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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pp. xxi-xxii

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INTRODUCTION

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pp. xxiii-xxiv

Much of Mississippi’s and the South’s past is characterized by increased resistance to white supremacy in the face of overt and subtle racism that resulted in a multitude of crimes. These include crimes against the body, crimes against property, the collusion of public and private institutions in preventing access and opportunity to all people, and conspiracies of silence that continue today. This collection...

PART I: DIXIE SUITE

What Kills Me

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pp. 3-3

Ambiguity over the Confederate Flag

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pp. 4-4

Rotten Fruit

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pp. 5-6

Humor Me

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pp. 7-7

The N-Word

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pp. 8-9

Southern Sports

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pp. 10-10

Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming I

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pp. 11-11

I’d Wish I Was in Dixie Too

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pp. 12-12

PART II: SOUTHERN DREAMS

Fire Proof

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pp. 15-15

Listening to Music

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pp. 16-16

Life Apes Art Apes Life: Byron De La Beckwith Reflects on Birth of a Nation

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pp. 17-17

White of Way

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pp. 18-18

Music, Niggers & Jews

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pp. 19-19

Swamp Thing

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pp. 20-20

Stand by Your Man

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pp. 21-21

Husbandry

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pp. 22-22

Unwritten Rules for Young Black Boys Wanting to Live in Mississippi Long Enough to Become Men

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pp. 23-24

PART III: LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY . . .

Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming II

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pp. 27-28

After Dinner in Money, Mississippi

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pp. 29-29

World War Too

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pp. 30-30

Believing in Hymn

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pp. 31-31

Southern Bells

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pp. 32-32

Fighting Extinction

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pp. 33-33

Harriet Tubman as Villain: A Ghost Story

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pp. 34-34

Legal Lynching

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pp. 35-35

After the FBI Searched the Bayou

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pp. 36-36

Haiku for Emmett Till

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pp. 37-37

No More Fear

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pp. 38-38

When Death Moved In

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pp. 39-40

PART IV: GALLANT SOUTH

Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming III

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pp. 43-43

After Birth

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pp. 44-44

Sorority Meeting

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pp. 45-46

One-Third of 180 Grams of Lead

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pp. 47-47

Arlington

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pp. 48-48

Cross-Examination

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pp. 49-49

Bighearted

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pp. 50-50

Anatomy of Hate

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pp. 51-51

What They Call Irony

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pp. 52-52

On Moving to California

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pp. 53-54

PART V: BITTER FRUIT

One Mississippi, Two Mississippis

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pp. 57-57

A Final Accounting

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pp. 58-58

Now One Wants to Be President

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pp. 59-59

Epiphany

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pp. 60-60

Last Meal Haiku

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pp. 61-61

White Knights

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pp. 62-62

Evers Family Secret Recipe

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pp. 63-63

The Assurance Man

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pp. 64-64

Gift of Time

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pp. 65-65

Heavy Wait

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pp. 66-66

TIME LINE

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pp. 67-70

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 71-71