Hustwit traces the progression of the Alexander case to show how grassroots activists in Mississippi operated hand in glove with lawyers and judges involved in the litigation. By combining a narrative of the larger legal battle surrounding the case and the story of the local activists who pressed for change, Hustwit offers an innovative, well-researched account of a definitive legal decision that reaches from the cotton fields of Holmes County to the chambers of the Supreme Court in Washington.Advance praise:
"Analytically refreshing and richly sourced, Integration Now offers a thorough history of the struggle for equal rights in Holmes County--the site of the most successful movement for civil rights in all of Mississippi. A first-rate piece of work and hard to put down."--Alan Draper
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"Hustwit’s account is deeply researched and very moving, providing a nuanced look at how and why different black communities in Mississippi either did--or did not--find the resources to resist Jim Crow segregation."--John Charles Boger
-- Karen Tani