Have No Fear (Hardcover)
The Charles Evers Story
Wiley, 9780471122517, 368pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 1996
"Have No Fear reminds us what it meant to live under a system where segregation was important enough to kill for and where being treated with dignity and respect was a whites-only entitlement." --The New York Times Book Review
"A gutsy, American patriot and treasure . . . an important slice of American history."--Dan Rather
"Charles Evers has given us one of the most extraordinary memoirs about race in America that I know. This holy sinner of the civil rights era, who kept company with mobsters, bootleggers, call girls, Kings, Kennedys, and Rockefellers has produced, with Andrew Szanton, a salient one-man's history of Mississippi and the United States before and after Brown v. Board of Education. The fascinating interplay of racial nihilism and political sagacity is reminiscent of the early Malcolm X and the mature Frederick Douglass." --David Levering Lewis
"Truly spellbinding . . . relives the fear, desperation, and confrontation that marked the civil rights struggle." --The seattle times
About the Author
ANDREW SZANTON is a former oral historian at the Smithsonian Institution. His first book was The Recollections of Eugene P. Wigner. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.