Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Thunder of FreedomBlack Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 22 September 2021

The Congressional Challenge and Marching for Freedom, January–July 1965

The Congressional Challenge and Marching for Freedom, January–July 1965

Chapter:
(p.80) (p.81) 5 The Congressional Challenge and Marching for Freedom, January–July 1965
Source:
Thunder of Freedom
Author(s):

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner

Cheryl Reitan

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0005

Holmes County leaders participated in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) Congressional Challenge in Washington, D.C. MFDP lawyers arrived in Holmes County to take depositions for the U.S. House Committee on Election Procedures. Sue, Henry, and three local leaders were threatened with rifles in Vaiden, Mississippi for traveling in their racially mixed car. In early June, more than 500 Holmes County residents marched around the Courthouse in Lexington in peaceful protest for civil rights. In mid-June hundreds marched in Jackson and were arrested. Whites and prominent blacks landed in jail, the rest were held in the stock pens at the state fairgrounds. A visit to the home of local leader Alma Mitchell Carnegie is described.

Keywords:   Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Congressional Challenge, U.S. House Committee on Election Procedures, threatened with rifles, protest march, jailed, stock pens

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .