Presentation, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth
Noon, Tuesday, February 9, Lecture Gallery
Part of Black History Month February 2010
Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner is a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement. She
worked in Holmes County, Mississippi from 1964 to 1969. She is now writing
a memoir entitled “FREEDOM: Blacks Transforming Themselves —
Growing a Grassroots Movement in the 1960s Mississippi as Seen by One
(Transformed) White Middle-Class Outside Agitator.” It tells of
the real dangers and fears that local leaders experienced and how they
built one of the most effective grassroots Movements in the state.
Sojourner’s talk is in conjunction with her documentary photography exhibit “The Some People of That Place — 1960s Holmes County, Mississippi: The Local People and Their Civil Rights Movement” at The Venue at Mohaupt Block, 2024 W Superior St, Duluth (old VFW), open weekdays from February 1-28, 9 am – 5 pm.
Sponsors of the Tweed event are UMD Commission on Women and the Art
Education program in UMD’s School of Fine Arts. For info contact Alison Aune, firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-6216.
A related event: PEACE CABARET 2—Mississippi Civil Rights Project Fundraiser with ’60s and ’70s Music. Mon., Feb. 1, 2010, 7 pm – 10 pm, The Venue at Mohaupt Block, 2024 W Superior St, Duluth, $5 suggested donation. The African American Men’s Group will sell food. PROGRAM: Introduction: by Claudie Washington, NAACP; Portia Johnson as Sojourner Truth; Mary Cameron as Fannie Lou Hamer; Xavier “Chaplian-X” Bell as Martin Luther King Jr.; Barton Sutter as Robert F. Kennedy; David Comer as Stokely Carmichael; and Claire Kirch as Barbara Johnson.
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