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Thunder of FreedomBlack Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi$
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Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813140933

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.001.0001

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From California to Mississippi, August–September 1964

From California to Mississippi, August–September 1964

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 From California to Mississippi, August–September 1964
Source:
Thunder of Freedom
Author(s):

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner

Cheryl Reitan

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0001

This chapter describes the backgrounds of Sue and Henry Lorenzi. The Lorenzis were interested in the growing civil rights movement and they choose Holmes County, Mississippi as their destination. As they made their way to Mississippi, they heard of the excavation from the earthen Neshoba dam of the bodies of the murdered civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman. Organizations working in Mississippi are defined: Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, “Snick”), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The Lorenzis met Hartman Turnbow, delta farmer and voting rights local leader. An interview with local farmer Sam Redmond and his wife Laura is presented.

Keywords:   Sue Lorenzi, Henry Lorenzi, Hartman Turnbow

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