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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


“Negro or White Didn’t Have a Thing in the World to do With it”: Theron Lynd Takes the Stand

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/9781604737899.003.0020
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the testimony of defendant Theron Lynd, in which he denied that his decisions were influenced by an applicant’s race. The government also put Lynd on the stand to see whether ... 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


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


After the 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/9781604737899.003.0022
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the post-trial lives of the people involved in the Theron Lynd trial. These include the murder of Vernon Dahmer; David Roberson’s successful high school teaching career in ... More


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