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Denise Nicholas is an award-winning actress and writer who has appeared in numerous films and television shows - including Room 222 and In the Heat of the Night, for which she wrote six episodes. She received two Emmy awards for the PBS special Voices of our People: In Celebration of African American Poetry. FRESHWATER ROAD is her first novel.
Celeste Tyree, a young black collegian, leaves Michigan for Mississippi in the summer of 1964 to help found a Freedom School and a voter registration project. As Freedom Summer unfolds, Celeste confronts not only the political realities of race and poverty in this tiny town, but also truths about herself and her own family.