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The Meredith March, June–July 1966

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

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, ... More


A Crisis of Victory

Yvonne Ryan

in Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813143798
eISBN:
9780813144467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143798.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The passage of the Voting Rights Act coincided with Wilkins’s tenth anniversary as head of the NAACP. On the face of it, all appeared well. Under his watch the Association’s income, membership, and ... More


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