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Delta epiphany : Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi / Ellen B. Meacham.

Author/creator Meacham, Ellen B. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018]
Descriptionxvi, 299 pages ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Now this problem has to be faced -- We were to try harder than anyone else -- It's to hell with Bobby K -- They are starving -- Wherever one looks in this land, whatever one sees that is the work of man -- I just couldn't make a living -- A terrible reflection on our society -- We need to make an effort together -- You don't know what i saw! -- I'd feel better if I were doing what I think ought to be done -- Bring the poor people to Washington -- It let us know that there was somebody who cared -- We don't speak of statistics, numbers, we speak of human beings.
Abstract "In April 1967, Robert F. Kennedy knelt in a crumbling shack in Mississippi trying to coax a response from a listless child. The toddler sat picking at dried rice and beans spilled over the dirt floor as Kennedy touched the boy's distended stomach and stroked his face. After several minutes with little response, the senator walked out the back door, wiping away tears. In Delta Epiphany, Ellen B. Meacham tells the story of Kennedy's visit, while also examining the forces of history, economics, and politics that shaped the lives of the children he met in Mississippi in 1967 and the decades that followed"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Meacham, Ellen B. Delta epiphany. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018] 9781496817464
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2017049036
ISBN9781496817457 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
ISBN1496817451 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)

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