Author, civil rights activist Sojourner to speak at Southern Mi - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Author, civil rights activist Sojourner to speak at Southern Miss March 18

A civil rights movement activist who helped usher in a new era in Mississippi politics will talk about her experiences, March 18 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner will present "The Story of 'Thunder of Freedom,' from the Congressional Challenge to the 1967 Elections" along with Cheryl Reitan at 5 p.m. in the university's Polymer Science Auditorium, room 101. Admission is free. Sojourner and Reitan will sign copies of their book, Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi following their presentation.

During 1964-69, Sojourner was a community organizer in Holmes County, Miss. and worked in the campaign to elect Robert Clark, Mississippi's first black legislator since Reconstruction. Thunder of Freedomis her memoir of that momentous period in Mississippi history.

For more on this article, click HERE to go to the USM website.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • SEMRHI hosts immunization fair across Pine Belt

    SEMRHI hosts immunization fair across Pine Belt

  • USM football players report

    USM football players report

    Monday, July 24 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-07-25 01:49:10 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    From Southern Miss Sports Information: University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson said the Golden Eagles will have a full complement of players on hand when the team takes to the practice field Wednesday  morning to open preseason practice. Hopson said 105 players checked in Monday, the maximum number of scholarship and non-scholarship players allowed to practice before the first day of classes for the fall semester. “Reporting day is exciting beca...More >>
    From Southern Miss Sports Information: University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson said the Golden Eagles will have a full complement of players on hand when the team takes to the practice field Wednesday  morning to open preseason practice. Hopson said 105 players checked in Monday, the maximum number of scholarship and non-scholarship players allowed to practice before the first day of classes for the fall semester. “Reporting day is exciting beca...More >>
  • Superintendent: "We can not teach them if they are not here"

    Superintendent: "We can not teach them if they are not here"

Powered by Frankly