Four Witness to a Mississippi Summer

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By Howard Zinn • The Nation • December 28, 1964

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Last summer some uncommon common purpose brought to various Negro communities in Mississippi: a New York lawyer, a California carpenter, a Southern white minister, a Negro physician, a Yale philosopher. If we keep rubbing away at the traditional lines that divide us, we may yet huild a body of citizens in America powerful enough to make democracy work.

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