Monday, September 15, 2014

Spies Of Mississippi Subject Of Roosevelt Island Public Library Monthly Book Discussion Group September 18 - Story Of Attempts To Block Voting Rights During Civil Rights Era

The Roosevelt Island NY Public Library Book Group discusses Spies Of Mississippi by Rick Bowers

starting 6:30 PM Thursday September 18:
The Spies of Mississippi is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history.

Author Rick Bowers has combed through primary-source materials and interviewed surviving activists named in once-secret files, as well as the writings and oral histories of Mississippi civil rights leaders. Readers get first-hand accounts of how neighbors spied on neighbors, teachers spied on students, ministers spied on church-goers, and spies even spied on spies....
Spies of Mississippi was also made into a documentary. Here the trailer

and Ipad App.

Below is the NY Public Library Roosevelt Island Book Discussion Group schedule.
Sept. 18th, 2014 Spies of Mississippi by Rick Bowers
Oct. 16th, 2014 I am Malala by Yousafzai, Malala
Nov. 20th, 2014 My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Dec. 18th, 2014 Prague Winter by Madeline Albright
Jan. 15th, 2015 Duty by Robert Gates
Feb. 19th, 2015 Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
March 19th, 2015 Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty
April 16th, 2015 Vacationland by Sarah Stonich
May 21st, 2015 Black, White & Jewish by Rebecca Walker
June 18th, 2015 Half A Life by V.S. Naipaul
6:30 PM
Roosevelt Island Branch
524 Main Street
New York, N.Y. 10044
(212) 308-6243
You can buy Spies Of Mississippi at Amazon and watch talk by author Rick Bowers on C-Span.