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Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

Abstract

Thunder of Freedom offers a unique look at the struggle for rights and equality in one of the most active and broad-based community organizing operations in the South. Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and her late husband Henry Lorenzi lived and worked with civil rights leaders from 1964–1969 in Holmes County, Mississippi. Against a background of threats, intimidation, cross burnings, night rider shootings, and other violent attacks from the white community, Holmes County activists launched an ambitious voter registration project. They organized for the Congressional Challenge and the Freedom Vote, and ... More

Keywords: Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner, Civil Rights, Desegregation, Freedom vote, Congressional Challenge, Mississippi, Holmes County, Elections, Voter registration, Federal examiners

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813140933
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner, author

Cheryl Reitan, author

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