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** This bibliography is a compilation from Linda Wynn’s Civil Rights in Tennessee: A Select Bibliography, Richard L. Saunders’ The Fayette-Haywood Story Sources, research by Hooks Institute Graduate Assistants Amy Livingston and Michael Blum, as well as, Director Daphene McFerren.