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“What’s great about it is that it starts off with Fannie Lou Hamer, how Fannie Lou Hamer was transformed in that summer of 1964, and also how faith for her was something that encouraged her to get involved in these efforts. But it also includes a chapter on Sam Bowers, who was one of the Klansmen down in Mississippi, who saw himself as a Christian and was very much against Freedom Summer. His belief in white Christian nationalism led him to oppose equality and to use violence to defend white supremacism.” Read more...
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Lerone Martin, Historian