Turn Me Loose : The Unghosting of Medgar Evers.

By: Walker, Frank XPublisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (75 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780820345864Subject(s): Evers, Medgar Wiley, -- 1925-1963 -- Poetry.;United States -- Race relations -- PoetryGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Turn Me Loose : The Unghosting of Medgar EversDDC classification: 811/.6 LOC classification: PS3623.A359 -- T87 2013ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword How Do We Comply?: Answering the Call of Medgar Evers -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I Dixie Suite -- What Kills Me -- Ambiguity over the Confederate Flag -- Rotten Fruit -- Humor Me -- The N-Word -- Southern Sports -- Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming I -- I'd Wish I Was in Dixie Too -- Part II Southern Dreams -- Fire Proof -- Listening to Music -- Life Apes Art Apes Life: Byron De La Beckwith Reflects on Birth of a Nation -- White of Way -- Music, Niggers & Jews -- Swamp Thing -- Stand by Your Man -- Husbandry -- Unwritten Rules for Young Black Boys Wanting to Live in Mississippi Long Enough to Become Men -- Part III Look Away, Look Away … -- Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming II -- After Dinner in Money, Mississippi -- World War Too -- Believing in Hymn -- Southern Bells -- Fighting Extinction -- Harriet Tubman as Villain: A Ghost Story -- Legal Lynching -- After the FBI Searched the Bayou -- Haiku for Emmett Till -- No More Fear -- When Death Moved In -- Part IV Gallant South -- Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming III -- After Birth -- Sorority Meeting -- One-Third of 180 Grams of Lead -- Arlington -- Cross-Examination -- Bighearted -- Anatomy of Hate -- What They Call Irony -- On Moving to California -- Part V Bitter Fruit -- One Mississippi, Two Mississippis -- A Final Accounting -- Now One Wants to Be President -- Epiphany -- Last Meal Haiku -- White Knights -- Evers Family Secret Recipe -- The Assurance Man -- Gift of Time -- Heavy Wait -- Time Line -- Bibliography.
Summary: Around the void left by the murder of Medgar Evers in 1963, the poems in this collection speak, unleashing the strong emotions both before and after the moment of assassination. Poems take on the voices of Evers's widow, Myrlie; his brother, Charles; his assassin, Byron De La Beckwith; and each of De La Beckwith's two wives. Except for the book's title,"Turn me loose," which were his final words, Evers remains in this collection silent. Yet the poems accumulate facets of the love and hate with which others saw this man, unghosting him in a way that only imagination makes possible.
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Ebrary Ebrary Afghanistan
Available EBKAF00081453
Ebrary Ebrary Algeria
Available
Ebrary Ebrary Cyprus
Available
Ebrary Ebrary Egypt
Available
Ebrary Ebrary Libya
Available
Ebrary Ebrary Morocco
Available
Ebrary Ebrary Nepal
Available EBKNP00081453
Ebrary Ebrary Sudan

Access a wide range of magazines and books using Pressreader and Ebook central.

Enjoy your reading, British Council Sudan.

Available
Ebrary Ebrary Tunisia
Available
Total holds: 0

Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword How Do We Comply?: Answering the Call of Medgar Evers -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I Dixie Suite -- What Kills Me -- Ambiguity over the Confederate Flag -- Rotten Fruit -- Humor Me -- The N-Word -- Southern Sports -- Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming I -- I'd Wish I Was in Dixie Too -- Part II Southern Dreams -- Fire Proof -- Listening to Music -- Life Apes Art Apes Life: Byron De La Beckwith Reflects on Birth of a Nation -- White of Way -- Music, Niggers & Jews -- Swamp Thing -- Stand by Your Man -- Husbandry -- Unwritten Rules for Young Black Boys Wanting to Live in Mississippi Long Enough to Become Men -- Part III Look Away, Look Away … -- Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming II -- After Dinner in Money, Mississippi -- World War Too -- Believing in Hymn -- Southern Bells -- Fighting Extinction -- Harriet Tubman as Villain: A Ghost Story -- Legal Lynching -- After the FBI Searched the Bayou -- Haiku for Emmett Till -- No More Fear -- When Death Moved In -- Part IV Gallant South -- Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming III -- After Birth -- Sorority Meeting -- One-Third of 180 Grams of Lead -- Arlington -- Cross-Examination -- Bighearted -- Anatomy of Hate -- What They Call Irony -- On Moving to California -- Part V Bitter Fruit -- One Mississippi, Two Mississippis -- A Final Accounting -- Now One Wants to Be President -- Epiphany -- Last Meal Haiku -- White Knights -- Evers Family Secret Recipe -- The Assurance Man -- Gift of Time -- Heavy Wait -- Time Line -- Bibliography.

Around the void left by the murder of Medgar Evers in 1963, the poems in this collection speak, unleashing the strong emotions both before and after the moment of assassination. Poems take on the voices of Evers's widow, Myrlie; his brother, Charles; his assassin, Byron De La Beckwith; and each of De La Beckwith's two wives. Except for the book's title,"Turn me loose," which were his final words, Evers remains in this collection silent. Yet the poems accumulate facets of the love and hate with which others saw this man, unghosting him in a way that only imagination makes possible.

Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.

Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.