Archive | modern civil rights movement

Anne Moody’s Former College Professor Recalls This ‘Gifted Mississippi Activist and Writer’

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* * * (Editor’s note: Sociologist John R. Salter, Jr. is a well-known civil rights and labor activist. I am proud to publish this following piece he has written on Anne Moody, his former student at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. On a personal note, I never met her, but Moody’s book, Coming of Age in […]

The Emmett Till Book Now Available in eBook Formats; (Plus Two FREE Bonus Audio and eBooks)

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Many have asked if THE EMMETT TILL BOOK, BY SUSAN KLOPFER, my most popular CIVIL RIGHTS NONFICTION book on the murder of this young Chicago boy, is available as an eBook for PDF, Nook and/or Mac (ePub). The answer is YES! I have listed these online bookstores below followed by two free bonuses (a free version of […]

Bradford Huie, Look Magazine and the Shocking Murder of Emmett Till

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“The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi ignited the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Unfortunately, this story is still not taught in many school history books, or the most important details are often left out.” Susan Klopfer, Emmett Till historian, speaker and author. —– FREE Emmett Till Audiobook, Who Killed Emmett Till? http://ebooksfromsusan.com —– “The […]

An Election Story to Remember; Told by Civil Rights Activist, Author Hunter Bear

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GUEST BLOG: Note by Hunter Bear   (March 17 2014) Prof John Salter (Hunter Bear) harassed at a Jackson, Miss. lunch counteer And with a big, all-around clear plastic  ballot box as well. When we lived in Chicago, [where a hundred tribes or so are represented], I was active as a Native person and volunteer in […]

Two Free Mississippi Civil Rights eBooks Placed Online by Author Susan Klopfer

For My Book-reading Friends —Today I’ve put up two links to free civil-rights books Who Killed Emmett Till (unabridged) can be found for download on Scribd  at http://www.scribd.com/doc/177874558/Who-Killed-Emmett-Till and Where Rebels Roost: Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited is available for online reading at http://themiddleoftheinternet.com/OnlineBooks/Rebels/index.html About these books — Who Killed Emmett Till? Susan Klopfer’s newest addition to […]

New Emmett Till Video on YouTube; Features Mississippi Delta Blues, Early Civil Rights Leaders, Cotton Fields, Churches and More

Just spent some time going through my Mississippi Delta photographs and wanted to share the resulting video with you. Here t’is:

A Mississippi Modern Civil Rights Movement Leader Tells His Story

(Sociologist, civil rights leader, historian and author Hunter Gray, tells a good story of how he landed in Jackson, Mississippi just as the modern civil rights movement was heating up. It’s a good story! Hunter — aka Hunter Bear, Dr. John Salter — was hired in the early 1060s as a sociology professor by small, private and […]

Radical Tales, From New Mexico to Mississippi, Hunter Gray, Dr. John Salter, Jr., Hunter Bear (all in the same) reminisces about ‘two special people’ involved in the modern civil rights movement

What a reunion! What a time! And the hot wind blew very hot and thirty to forty miles an hour. (Hunter Gray) RETIRED PROFESSOR HUNTER GRAY (aka John Salter, Hunter Bear) has been involved in social justice organizing for virtually all of his life. It is in his heritage! I first “met” this remarkable sociologist while doing […]

Hunter Bear (civil rights hero) remembers throwing down the gauntlet to Mississippi power structure nearly 50 years ago

This wonderful, historical letter just in from Hunter Bear — Hunter Bear (Dr. John Salter), author of the Jackson Movement Gauntlet Letter)  Throwing down the gauntlet to the Mississippi power structure:  May 12, 1963.  I made the motion before a special meeting of the Mississippi  State Board of NAACP Branches  — of which I was […]

The Modern Civil Rights Movement in America (It Just Keeps Rollin’ Along)

The late Fannie Lou Hamer of Ruleville, Miss. was known for her soul-filled  singing and civil rights activism. Only several weeks ago, the nation was talking about the murder of Emmett Till, an event that is some 50-plus years postmortem. Why so? While late last August was the 56th anniversary of Till’s brutal death in 1955, […]