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Suggested Reading List

  1. Barndt, J.(1991). Dismantling racism: The continuing challenge to white America, Minneapolis: Augsburg Press
  2. Bates, D. (1986). The long shadow of Little Rock, Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press
  3. Branch, Taylor. (1988). Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963, New York: Simon & Schuster
  4. Branch, Taylor. (2006). At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, New York: Simon & Schuster
  5. Branch, Taylor. (1998). Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, New York: Simon & Schuster
  6. Bridges, R. & Lundell, M. (1999). Through my eyes: Ruby Bridges, New York: Scholastic Press
  7. Bryan, G. McLeod. (2001). These Few Also Paid a Price, Macon: Mercer University Press
  8. Campbell, Will D. (1995). The Stem of Jesse: The Costs of Community at a 1960s Southern School, Macon: Mercer University Press
  9. Demas, Lane, (2011). Integrating the gridiron: Black civil rights and American college football, Rutgers: Rutgers University Press
  10. Forwalt, Lee (2003). Albany movement. Retrieved from, August 23, 2013
  11. Goldfield, David R. (1990). Black, White, and Southern: Race Relations and Southern Culture, 1940 to the Present, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press
  12. Harris, A. J. (2013). Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me ‘round: A coming of age story and a personal account of the civil rights movement in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Charlotte: Createspace Publishers
  13. Hatfield, E. (2008). Desegregation of higher education. Retrieved from:, August 23, 2013
  14. Holmes, Thomas J. (1969). Ashes for Breakfast, Valley Forge: Judson Press
  15. Hunter-Gault, C.(1993). In my place, New York: Vintage Press
  16. King, M.L. (1964). Why we can’t wait, New York: Harper and Row Publishers
  17. Manis, A. M. (2004) Macon Black and White: An Unutterable Separation in the American Century. Macon: Mercer University Press
  18. Moody, A. (1992), Coming of age in Mississippi, New York: Dell Publishing
  19. Pennington, Richard. Racial integration of college football, Retrieved from:, August 23, 2013
  20. Perkins, S. & Rice, C. (2000). More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel: Intervarsity Press
  21. Remembering the civil rights movement. Retrieved from, August 2013
  22. Roberts, G. & Klibanoff, H. (2006). The race beat, New York: Vintage Books
  23. Tatum, B. (2003). ‘Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?: And other conversations about race, New York: Basic Books
  24. Tuck, Stephen G. N. (2001). Beyond Atlanta: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Georgia, 1940-1980, Athens: University of Georgia Press
  25. The Southern Law Poverty Center (1989). Free at last: A history of the Civil Rights Movement and those who died in the struggle
  26. Watson, Bruce. (2010). Freedom Summer: The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy, New York: Viking


  1. Field, C. and Mulford, M. (Producers & Directors). (2004). Freedom on My Mind [Motion picture]. United States: California Newsreel.
  2. Grant, L. (Producer), & Nelson, S. (Producer & Director). (2011). American Experience: Freedom Riders [Motion picture]. United States: PBS Distribution.
  3. Hampton, H. (Producer). (2006). Eyes on the Prize [Motion picture]. United States: PBS Video.


  1. "Desegregation: The Campus Radicals Who Saved Mercer's Soul.” 2014 Founders’ Day speech, Bob Hurt, CLA ’65.