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Witness to the Truth : My Strugle for Human Rights in Louisiana
by John H. Scott and Cleo Scott Brown


Overview - Witness to the Truth tells the extraordinary life story of a grassroots human rights leader and his courageous campaign to win the right to vote for the African Americans of Lake Providence, Louisiana. Born in 1901 in a small, almost all-black parish, John H.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Witness to the Truth tells the extraordinary life story of a grassroots human rights leader and his courageous campaign to win the right to vote for the African Americans of Lake Providence, Louisiana. Born in 1901 in a small, almost all-black parish, John H. Scott grew up in a community where black businesses, schools, and neighborhoods thrived in isolation from the white population. The settlement appeared self-sufficient and independent-but all was not as it seemed. From Reconstruction until the 1960s, African Americans still were not allowed to register and vote. Scott, a minister and farmer, proceeded to redress this inequality. Ultimately convincing Attorney General Robert Kennedy to participate in his crusade, Scott led a twenty-five year struggle that graphically illustrates how persistent efforts by local citizens translated into a national movement.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781570038181
  • ISBN-10: 157003818X
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publish Date: August 2008
  • Page Count: 294
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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