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Associated Press Article on New Civil Rights Book Cites Prof. Emeritus John Dittmer

November 4, 2005

john dittmer.jpgNovember 4, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "DePauw University history professor John Dittmer, author of 1995's Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, praises Crosby's book," states an Associated Press story on author Emilye Crosby's A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi. "In a cover blurb, Dittmer writes that A Little Taste of Freedom is 'the most comprehensive account of race relations in a southern community I have come across in years,'" writes the AP's Emily Wagster Pettus.

Access the complete article at the Web site of Mississippi's Biloxi Sun Herald.

Local People, by John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw, received the Herbert G. Gutman Award, the Lillian Smith Book Award, the McLemore Prize from the Mississippi Historical Society and the Bancroft Prize.

Learn more about Dr. Dittmer in this previous story.