MISSISSIPPI BLACK PAPER,
Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
New York: Random House, (1965.). First edition - "Fifty-seven Negro and white citizens' testimony of police brutality, the breakdown of law and order and the corruption of justice in Mississippi." Includes a foreword by Reinhold Niebuhr, and an introduction by Hodding Carter III; Contains first person accounts and affadavits of police brutality toward civil rights workers, people attempting to register to vote, NAACP members holding a meeting, young Blacks walking down the street, integrated groups arrested on trumped-up criminal charges - all the everyday dangers of life in Mississippi during the 1960s. These 57 were chosen out of over 250 affadavits obtained for a suit brought against Sheriff Rainey. 92 pp plus the foreword and introduction by Hodding Carter III. Graphic photograph of police brutality by Frederick deVan on preceding and following the text.
Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name, some wear to the covers.)