Turn Me Loose
The Unghosting of Medgar Evers
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University of Georgia Press
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Kentucky assumes a prominent place in Frank X Walker’s five previ-ous poetry collections. Aﬀrilachia (2000) was his first collection and serves as the defining text of black life and experience in the Blue-grass State. Black Box: Poems (2006) extends Walker’s voice and vi-sion of the overlooked lives of black people in Kentucky through a ...
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Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following publications, in which earlier versions of some of the poems were first published:Black Magnolia Literary Journal: “After Birth,” “Arlington,” “Beckwith Dreaming III,” “Believing in Hymn,” “Evers Family Iron Mountain Review: “Ambivalence over the Confederate Flag,” ...
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Much of Mississippi’s and the South’s past is characterized by in-creased 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 peo-...
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...1 belief in the fact that all white people have the God given and con- stitutionally guaranteed right to exercise, encourage, promote, cele- brate and defend the privilege of being born superior to other races.1 a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from the knowl-edge that all members of other races possess behaviors or abilities ...
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Ten. If you forget any of these rules, fall back on rule number one....
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...1954 The Supreme Court rules on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas, unanimously agreeing that segregation in public schools is 1955 Fourteen-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till, visiting family in Mississippi, is kidnapped, brutally beaten, shot, and dumped in the Tallahatchie River for allegedly whistling at a white woman. ...
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The epigraph in “Humor Me” is taken from the poem “The Social Order,” Carson, Clayborne. Civil Rights Chronicle: The African-American Struggle Delaughter, Bobby. Never Too Late: A Prosecutor’s Story of Justice in the Evers, Myrlie. For Us, the Living. Jackson, Miss.: Banner Books, 1967.Gwin, Minrose. Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights ...
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Publication Year: 2013