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Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Gordon A., Jr. Martin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Forrest County, Mississippi, became a focal point of the civil rights movement when, in 1961, the United States Justice Department filed a lawsuit against its voting registrar Theron Lynd. While ... More


Race-Haunted Mississippi

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the history of race discrimination in Forrest County, Mississippi. The discussions include the early efforts of fifteen brave black men to overturn an illegal pattern of ... More


In The Office of Registrar Luther Cox: “How Many Bubbles in a Bar of Soap?”

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes how the black citizens of Forrest County, Mississippi, were unable to register to vote while Luther M. Cox, Jr. was registrar. In April 1952, nine black men and women who were ... More


Theron Lynd and the End of An Era

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Theron Lynd’s election as circuit clerk of Forrest County in 1959. In March 1955, Lynd announced his decision to run in the August primary against longtime circuit clerk Luther ... More


Preparing for Trial

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter presents the author’s account of his activities in Mississippi in February 1962, as he helped prepare witnesses in the government’s case for injunctive relief against Theron Lynd, the ... More


The First Witness, Jesse Stegall

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the government’s first witness, Jesse Stegall, an elementary school principal, married, a father, and someone with a lot to lose in publicly seeking to vote in hostile Forrest ... More


A Civil Rights Division in Justice

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the establishment of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Using Forrest County as an example, it details the legal problems ... More


The Other young Turks: David Roberson and Chuck Lewis

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the government’s two additional teacher-witnesses: David Roberson and Robert “Chuck” Lewis. Roberson, Lewis, and Jesse Stegall were close friends who worked at Rowan High ... More


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