Count Them One by One
Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to VoteBook - 2010
"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"--Cover, p. 2.
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2010.
Branch Call Number: 324.62089/MARTIN
Characteristics: xii, 272 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
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