skip to content
Count them one by one : Black Mississippians fighting for the right to vote Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Count them one by one : Black Mississippians fighting for the right to vote

Author: Gordon A Martin
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010.
Series: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Count Them One by One is a comprehensive account of the groundbreaking case written by one of the Justice Department's trial attorneys. Gordon A. Martin, Jr., then a newly minted lawyer, traveled to Hattiesburg from Washington to help shape the federal case against Lynd. He met with and prepared the government's sixteen courageous black witnesses who had been refused registration, found white witnesses, and was one  Read more...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 1 with a review

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon A Martin
ISBN: 9781604737899 1604737891 9781604737905 1604737905
OCLC Number: 595738980
Description: xii, 272 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Race-haunted Mississippi --
A civil rights division in justice --
Civil rights and the 1960 campaign --
Theron Lynd and the end of an era --
Preparing for trial --
The new judge in the Southern District of Mississippi --
The first witness, Jesse Stegall --
For the defendants Dugas Shands and M.M. Roberts --
The Burgers of Hattiesburg --
The other young Turks David Roberson and Chuck Lewis --
Eloise Hopson "I'd like to see them make me change anything I want to say" --
Hercules and its inside agitator, Huck Dunagin --
Huck's men the black workers at Hercules --
B.F. Bourn, storekeeper and freedom fighter --
The reverends James C. Chandler and Wayne Kelly Pittman --
The Reverend Wendell Phillips Taylor --
The leader, Vernon Dahmer --
The white witnesses and the women who registered them --
"Negro or white didn't have a thing in the world to do with it" Theron Lynd takes the stand --
Ike's Fifth Circuit getting on with the job at hand --
After the trial --
Mississippi today.
Series Title: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Responsibility: Gordon A. Martin, Jr.

Abstract:

"Count Them One by One is a comprehensive account of the groundbreaking case written by one of the Justice Department's trial attorneys. Gordon A. Martin, Jr., then a newly minted lawyer, traveled to Hattiesburg from Washington to help shape the federal case against Lynd. He met with and prepared the government's sixteen courageous black witnesses who had been refused registration, found white witnesses, and was one of the lawyers during the trial. Decades later, Martin returned to Mississippi to find these men and women whom he had never forgotten. He interviewed the still-living witnesses, their children, and friends. Martin intertwines these current reflections with vivid commentary about the case itself. The result is an impassioned, cogent fusion of reportage, oral history, and memoir about a trial that fundamentally reshaped the South"--Page 2 of cover.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"A masterful combination of historical memoir and scholarly research."--John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history, DePauw University, author of "Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (1)

A must read for history and current event buffs

by Elswyth (WorldCat user published 2010-11-04) Excellent Permalink

A fascinating glimpse...
Read more...  Read more...

  • Was this review helpful to you?
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (8)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/595738980>
library:oclcnum"595738980"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:valueUnknown value: gpb
rdf:valueUnknown value: sgp
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"2010"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2010"
schema:description"Race-haunted Mississippi -- A civil rights division in justice -- Civil rights and the 1960 campaign -- Theron Lynd and the end of an era -- Preparing for trial -- The new judge in the Southern District of Mississippi -- The first witness, Jesse Stegall -- For the defendants Dugas Shands and M.M. Roberts -- The Burgers of Hattiesburg -- The other young Turks David Roberson and Chuck Lewis -- Eloise Hopson "I'd like to see them make me change anything I want to say" -- Hercules and its inside agitator, Huck Dunagin -- Huck's men the black workers at Hercules -- B.F. Bourn, storekeeper and freedom fighter -- The reverends James C. Chandler and Wayne Kelly Pittman -- The Reverend Wendell Phillips Taylor -- The leader, Vernon Dahmer -- The white witnesses and the women who registered them -- "Negro or white didn't have a thing in the world to do with it" Theron Lynd takes the stand -- Ike's Fifth Circuit getting on with the job at hand -- After the trial -- Mississippi today."@en
schema:description""Count Them One by One is a comprehensive account of the groundbreaking case written by one of the Justice Department's trial attorneys. Gordon A. Martin, Jr., then a newly minted lawyer, traveled to Hattiesburg from Washington to help shape the federal case against Lynd. He met with and prepared the government's sixteen courageous black witnesses who had been refused registration, found white witnesses, and was one of the lawyers during the trial. Decades later, Martin returned to Mississippi to find these men and women whom he had never forgotten. He interviewed the still-living witnesses, their children, and friends. Martin intertwines these current reflections with vivid commentary about the case itself. The result is an impassioned, cogent fusion of reportage, oral history, and memoir about a trial that fundamentally reshaped the South"--Page 2 of cover."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/797338765>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:isPartOf
schema:name"Count them one by one : Black Mississippians fighting for the right to vote"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.