Description - Crossing Border Street by Peter Jan Honigsberg
In 1966, Peter Jan Honigsberg - a young, idealistic law student - arrived in the South to help provide legal representation for civil rights workers. Although based in New Orleans, most of his work was in the city of Bogalusa and in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Bogalusa was the heart of the Louisiana movement and the home of one of the most formidable but little-known black organizations in the country - the Deacons for Defense and Justice, the first modern-day African American organization to carry weapons and to respond with force against the Ku Klux Klan. This memoir, one of only a handful of first-person full-length accounts of the civil rights movment, is both a coming-of-age story and a chronicle of a remarkable era in United States history.
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(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
University of California Press
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Peter Jan Honigsberg is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco.