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By Bruce Watson

An impressive heritage of the summer time of '64, which ceaselessly replaced race kinfolk in America

in the summertime of 1964, with the civil rights move stalled, seven-hundred students descended on Mississippi to check in black electorate, educate in Freedom colleges, and dwell in sharecroppers' shacks. yet by the point their first evening within the kingdom had ended, 3 volunteers have been lifeless, black church buildings had burned, and the United States had a brand new definition of freedom.

This amazing bankruptcy in American historical past, the root for the debatable movie Mississippi Burning, is now the topic of Bruce Watson's considerate and riveting old narrative. utilizing in- intensity interviews with members and citizens, Watson brilliantly captures the tottering legacy of Jim Crow in Mississippi and the chaos that introduced such nationwide figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Pete Seeger to the nation. Freedom summer time provides finely rendered snap shots of the brave black citizens-and Northern volunteers-who refused to be intimidated of their fight for justice, and the white Mississippians who could kill to guard a loss of life lifestyle. Few books have supplied such an intimate examine race kin in the course of the deadliest days of the Civil Rights stream, and Freedom summer season will entice readers of Taylor department and Doug Blackmon.

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The home is at 4181 Country Club Drive. ) Fred W. Wood Home. W. Wood and the address as 339B. Wood built several homes in Los Cerritos, including 3812 Weston Place, where he also lived, and 202 and 212 East Bixby Road. His son James W. Wood went into the oil business. ) 46 don and Bertha Wallace. Wallace was a world-renowned wireless radio operator. From his home in Los Cerritos, he kept Long Beach connected during the 1933 earthquake and made world news when he communicated with Admiral Byrd at the South Pole in 1930.

Vignes was adamant that all his daughters be educated and that their spouses provide a proper home for them. Although the Vignes family name is no longer found in Long Beach, his daughter’s families were active in civic affairs. Surrounding their mother, Mary, are, from left to right, Edwine, Amelia, Marguerite, Marie, and Antoinette. ) Young Women Farmworkers. A shortage of men during World War I to work the farms meant that young women from Los Cerritos and neighboring farms were “drafted” as farmworkers.

A prominent Los Cerritos resident was Will J. Reid, who provided insurance coverage for commercial fishing vessels before he invested in the Hancock Oil Company. A community leader and philanthropist, Reid was a hunter who became an avid conservationist and president of Ducks Unlimited. Reid published the history of the Los Cerritos Gun Club. 40 Bradley Family. Charles Alexander Bradley Sr. and his wife, Clara Belle Farrell, are in the driveway of their residence at 3829 Weston Place with their 1925 Jordan Roadster.

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