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Leslie-Burl McLemore

Dr. Leslie-Burl McLemore is a Mississippi activist who sparked a boycott of his high school in 1960, demanding that the school library include books about black history. He has played a variety of roles as an activist serving the people of Mississippi and the nation in many capacities. Over the course of his life, he has been a field secretary for SNCC, vice chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party's original delegation to the 1964 Democratic Convention, a member of Jackson’s city council, an interim mayor of Jackson, and a political science professor at Jackson State University.
Books by Leslie-Burl McLemore:
  • In the Name of Emmett Till: How the Children of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle Showed Us Tomorrow
  • ISBN: 1-58838-437-3, Trade Cloth