No state in the South was more resistant to the struggle for black equality and none more violent than Mississippi. Drawing on newly discovered archival audio and groundbreaking research on the civil rights era, State of Siege brings to light the extraordinary tactics whites in Mississippi used to battle integration and the lasting impact of that battle in American politics today. Produced by American RadioWorks
This American RadioWorks program traces the last half-century of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum and illuminates the ideas and debates pulsing through the black freedom struggle from the 1960s to the present.
The 1970s saw a tidal change in American race relations: for the first time, large numbers of white, black and other children of color began attending school together. It was an experience that shaped