In this Book

summary

The world's eyes were on Mississippi during the summer of 1964, when civil rights activists launched an ambitious African American voter registration project and were met with violent resistance from white supremacists. Sue Sojourner and her husband arrived in Holmes County, Mississippi, in the wake of this historic time, known as "Freedom Summer."

From September 1964 until her departure from the state in 1969, Sojourner collected an incredible number of documents, oral histories, and photographs chronicling the dramatic events that she witnessed. In this remarkable book, written in collaboration with Cheryl Reitan, Sojourner presents a fascinating account of one of the civil rights movement's most active and broad-based community organizing operations in the South.

Thunder of Freedom unites Sojourner's personal experiences with her insights regarding the dynamics of race relations in the 1960s South, providing readers with a unique look at the struggle for rights and equality in Mississippi. Illustrated with selections from Sojourner's acclaimed catalog of photographs, this profound book tells the powerful, often intimate stories of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Copyright
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. List of Photographs
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Reflections on the Local Movement
  2. pp. xv-xvi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Preface
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. xix
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part 1. Becoming Part of Holmes County
  2. p. 1
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. From California to Mississippi
  2. pp. 3-22
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. What We Walked Into
  2. pp. 23-44
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Mileston
  2. pp. 45-66
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. The Holmes County Community Center
  2. pp. 67-78
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part 2. Working with the People
  2. p. 79
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. The Congressional Challenge and Marching for Freedom
  2. pp. 81-102
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. School Desegregation, Head Start, and the Medical Committee
  2. pp. 103-126
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 7. Voter Registration
  2. pp. 127-140
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 8. The Greenville Air Base Demonstratioin and the Community Action Program
  2. pp. 141-154
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part 3. Building Political Strategies
  2. p. 155
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 9. Political Organizing
  2. pp. 157-172
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 10. The Meredith March
  2. pp. 173-194
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 11. The November 1966 Elections and Coalition Building
  2. pp. 195-210
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 12. Reading "The Some People" Story and a Trip North
  2. pp. 211-222
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part 4. Developing the Slate of Candidates
  2. p. 223
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 13. Selecting the FDP Candidates from Holmes
  2. pp. 225-238
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 14. Black and White Issues with SNCC Workers
  2. pp. 239-258
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 15. The Success of the 1967 Holmes County Elections
  2. pp. 259-272
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 16. Changed Lives
  2. pp. 273-274
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 275-276
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 277-280
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chronology of Movement Events in Holmes County and the United States
  2. pp. 281-294
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 295-309
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9780813140957
Related ISBN
9780813140933
MARC Record
OCLC
840472773
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.