Freedom Summer Set

    Freedom Summer Set


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    The Freedom Summer Set is a specially priced pairing of two books covering the beginning of the Medical Committee for Human Rights during Mississippi's Freedom Summer and its work during the civil rights movement. This set includes two engaging and important books: The Good Doctors by John Dittmer, and Quentin Young's revealing memoir, Everybody In, Nobody Out.
    Regularly $32.90 if purchased separately, this set is now available for $24.95 – a savings of 24%.

    Students launched Freedom Summer in 1964 by fanning out over Mississippi to register African Americans to vote, challenging Jim Crow by desegregating restaurants and hospitals, and standing up to the violence of racist police and the Klan. Health professionals accompanied them to provide medical care to activists who were victims of violence, as well as to impoverished communities denied care by a racist health system.

    These health professionals organized themselves into the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR). Volunteers set up free rural and urban health clinics, went on to expose racist practices within the American Medical Association, and contributed to the development of the comprehensive community health center model.

    In The Good Doctors, award-winning historian John Dittmer offers a provocative and insightful account of the MCHR volunteers. He includes inspirational stories of their commitment to justice, as well as critiques of their missteps, making this an essential read for all who believe and work for health as a human right. (Read full description)

    Everybody In, Nobody Out, a memoir by Quentin Young, MD, takes readers on a first-hand journey through many of the most important US social movements of our time. Young was active during Freedom Summer as a founder and national chair of MCHR, oversaw emergency medical care for protesters during the police riots of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, served as the head of Cook County Hospital in Chicago. A longtime supporter of a single-payer national health insurance system, he is a co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program. (Read full description)