Introduction: Shadow History -- The Postman's Walk -- Walker -- Student -- Outsider -- Patient -- Activist -- Crusader -- Native -- Agitator -- Mixer -- Victim -- The Suspect -- White Americans React -- Black Americans React -- The Civil Rights Establishment Reacts -- The Freedom Walk -- Passing the Torch -- Day One -- Day Two -- Day Three -- Alabama Reacts -- Freedom Now! -- Without Remorse -- Danville -- Cognitive Dissonance -- Another Direction -- White Shadow of SNCC -- Freedom Summer -- Moving On -- A March against Fear -- Epilogue: Highway 11 Revisited -- The Walks and the Walkers
"In 1963, the streams of religious revival, racial strife, and cold-war politics were feeding the swelling river of social unrest in America. Marshaling massive forces, civil rights leaders were primed for a wide-scale attack on injustice in the South. By summer the conflict rose to great intensity as blacks and whites clashed in Birmingham." "In Freedom Walk: Mississippi or Bust, Mary Stanton chronicles deeply influential events that occurred outside the massive drive. Before the tumultuous summer of 1963, Bill Moore, a white mail carrier, made his own assault on racial injustice.
Jeered and assailed as he made a solitary civil rights march along the Deep South highways, he was ridiculed by racists as a "crazy man.""--BOOK JACKET.