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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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The Meredith March, June–July 1966

The Meredith March, June–July 1966

Chapter:
(p.173) 10 The Meredith March, June–July 1966
Source:
Thunder of Freedom
Author(s):

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner

Cheryl Reitan

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0010

The Holmes County leadership was pulled away from elections and into James Meredith's March Against Fear when Meredith was shot. The Lorenzis and Rathus Hayes met Fannie Lou Hamer, Annie Devine, Stokely Carmichael, Floyd McKissick and others at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis to plan their responses to the March. In following weeks, many from Holmes joined the March and witnessed the first public expression of the phrase “Black Power.” At a rally at the Holmes County Courthouse Willie Ricks openly challenged the local white bureaucracy. Sue Lorenzi and Alma Mitchell Carnegie were tear-gassed with Martin Luther King and marchers in Canton, Mississippi. An evening discussion with Eugene Montgomery is recounted. An organizing meeting, a Third Sunday Holmes County FDP Countywide Meeting, is described.

Keywords:   James Meredith, March Against Fear, Stokely Carmichael, Floyd McKissick, Lorraine Motel, Black Power, Willie Ricks, Martin Luther King, Canton, Mississippi

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