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 '60s Civil Rights

Sue Sojourner and the '60s Civil Rights Movement

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, aaune@d.umn.edu 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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