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

Verfasser/in: Gordon A Martin
Verlag: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2010.
Serien: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
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"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  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: History
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Gordon A Martin
ISBN: 9781604737899 1604737891 9781604737905 1604737905
OCLC-Nummer: 595738980
Beschreibung: xii, 272 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: 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.
Serientitel: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Verfasserangabe: Gordon A. Martin, Jr.

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"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.

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