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The Resource Yazoo : integration in a Deep-Southern town, Willie Morris

Yazoo : integration in a Deep-Southern town, Willie Morris

Label
Yazoo : integration in a Deep-Southern town
Title
Yazoo
Title remainder
integration in a Deep-Southern town
Statement of responsibility
Willie Morris
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1970 Brown v. Board of Education was sixteen years old, and fifteen years had passed since the Brown II mandate that schools integrate "with all deliberate speed." Still, after all this time, it was necessary for the U.S. Supreme Court to order thirty Mississippi school districts--whose speed had been anything but deliberate--to integrate immediately. One of these districts included Yazoo City, the hometown of writer Willie Morris. Installed productively on "safe, sane Manhattan Island," Morris, though compelled to write about this pivotal moment, was reluctant to return to Yazoo and do no less than serve as cultural ambassador between the flawed Mississippi that he loved and a wider world. "I did not want to go back," Morris wrote. "I finally went home because the urge to be there during Yazoo's most critical moment was too elemental to resist, and because I would have been ashamed of myself if I had not." The result, Yazoo, is part reportage, part memoir, part ethnography, part social critique--and one of the richest accounts we have of a community's attempt to come to terms with the realities of seismic social change. As infinitely readable and nuanced as ever, Yazoo is available again, enhanced by an informative foreword by historian Jenifer Jensen Wallach and a warm and personal afterword on Morris's writing life by his widow, JoAnne Prichard Morris.
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
370.19/342
Index
no index present
LC call number
LA315.Y38
LC item number
M6 1971
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Yazoo : integration in a Deep-Southern town, Willie Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
141246
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780061263903
Lccn
75144184
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): From the Library of Alex Stedman. Gift of Emily Dunbar, 1993 (SW Writers Access. No. 93SC-216). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill & Susan Reid, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-023). Hardbound with dust jacket.
Label
Yazoo : integration in a Deep-Southern town, Willie Morris
Publication
Control code
141246
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780061263903
Lccn
75144184
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): From the Library of Alex Stedman. Gift of Emily Dunbar, 1993 (SW Writers Access. No. 93SC-216). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill & Susan Reid, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-023). Hardbound with dust jacket.

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