Secondary sources used in developing No Turning Back
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Watkins, Hollis, with C. Liegh McInnis. Brother Hollis: The Sankofa of a Movement Man. Clinton: Sankofa Southern Publishing, 2015.
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Theoharis, Jeanne and Komozi Woodard (editors). Groundwork: Local Black Freedom Movements in America. New York, New York University Press, 2005
Online, Film, and Audio Resources
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, https://mcrm.mdah.ms.gov/
Eyes on the Prize. Created by Henry Hampton. Blackside, 1987-1990
Freedom Song (DVD). Directed by Phil Alden Robinson. 2007.
Freedom Summer. Written, Produced and Directed by Stanley Nelson. New York: Firelight Films, 2014
John Lewis: Good Trouble. Directed by Dawn Porter. New York: Magnolia Pictures, 2020
Let the World See. Directed by Jeanmarie Condon and Fatima Curry. New York: ABC News, 2022
Library of Congress Exhibition: The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom, https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/civil-rights-act/index.html
Mississippi: A Self Portrait. Produced and Directed by Frank De Felitta. New York: NBC News, 1966, https://vimeo.com/29440168
Mississippi History Now: “When Youth Protest: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, 1955-1970,″https://mshistorynow.mdah.ms.gov/issue/the-mississippi-civil-rights-movement-1955-1970-when-youth-protest
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom; A Changing America, 1968 and Beyond)
SNCC Digital Gateway, https://snccdigital.org/
The Story of Greenwood, Mississippi. Produced and Directed by Guy Carawan. New York: Folkways Records and Service Corporation, 1965 https://folkways.si.edu/the-story-of-greenwood-mississippi/african-american-spoken-american-history/music/album/smithsonian
The Streets of Greenwood. Co-Directed by Jack Willis, John Reavis, and Fred Wardenburg. 1963. https://vimeo.com/220650653
Chicago Defender, ProQuest Historical African American Newspapers
Greenwood Commonwealth, newspapers.com
Oral history interviews conducted by Joseph Sinsheimer as an undergraduate student at Duke University in the 1980s, with grant support from the Lyndhurst Foundation, particularly the interviews of Sam Block, Aaron Johnson, and June Johnson, available at https://archives.lib.duke.edu/catalog/sinsheimerjoseph.
Address given by Rev. Joseph H. Jackson to the 84th Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, on Sept. 10, 1964, available at https://teachingamericanhistory.org/document/address-to-84th-annual-session-of-the-national-baptist-convention/
Recordings of mass meetings in Greenwood and Jackson, Mississippi, by Moses Moon and Guy Carawan, available at the Smithsonian Institution, Virtual Archives: https://sova.si.edu/details/NMAH.AC.0556?s=0&n=10&t=C&q=*%3A*&i=0#ref18
Bobby J. Smith II’s article entitled “Food and the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement: re-reading the 1962-1963 Greenwood Food Blockade,” available at https://pubag.nal.usda.gov/catalog/6939119 (paywall) — and his online article entitled “The Greenwood Food Blockade: The White Citizens’ Council, SNCC, and the politics of food access,” available at https://www.southernfoodways.org/the-greenwood-food-blockade/
2017 Anna-Morgan Leonards’ thesis entitled “Tearing at the Seams: White Supremacy, Civil Rights, and Mississippi’s Secession Day, March 1961,” available at https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane%3A76909/datastream/PDF/view
2019 Travis Wright’s thesis entitled, “The Chicago Area Friends of SNCC, the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations, and the Chicago Struggle for Freedom During the 1960s,” available at https://docslib.org/doc/13349454/the-chicago-area-friends-of-sncc-the-coordinating-council-of-community-organizations-and-the-chicago-struggle-for-freedom-during-the-1960s