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The Success of the 1967 Holmes County Elections, September–November 1967

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/9780813140933.003.0015
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Holmes black slate numbered 12, more candidates than any other Mississippi county. The Movement members kept black voters away from the Democratic primary by holding voters’ workshops. The ... More


Selecting the FDP Candidates from Holmes, January–June 1967

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/9780813140933.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

Sue and Henry pushed for the black leadership to take over election strategy. A policy was established for candidates to declare their willingness to run rather than waiting to be recruited. Weeks of ... More


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