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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 photograp.
About the Author
Sue Lorenzi Sojourner is a veteran of the civil rights movement who worked with the citizens of Holmes County, Mississippi from fall 1964 through summer 1969 to achieve racial equality. She has produced two photography exhibitions using reproductions of her original 1960s photographs.Cheryl Reitan is a university administrator and the editor of the alumni magazine for the University of Minnesota--Duluth. She has published short stories and articles in numerous literary and professional journals.