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What We Walked Into: Early Voter Registration Efforts, Winter 1962– September 1964

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/9780813140933.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the small settlement around the train stop Mileston and the Delta region of Mississippi. It tells details of the story of 14 local, primarily farmers and how they tried to ... More


Mileston, September–October 1964

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/9780813140933.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the construction of the Holmes County Community Center at Mileston (HCCC), the role of Mary Brumder and Californians Abe Osheroff and Jim Boebel and the efforts of COFO workers ... More


The Holmes County Community Center, November 1964–January 1965

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/9780813140933.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the first months of the Holmes County Community Center at Mileston. The retired county worker Daisey Lewis took over the center's management and regular civil rights organizing ... More


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