Voting Rights in the Kennedy Years

Judge Gordon Martin talked about his book of Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote (University Press… read more

Judge Gordon Martin talked about his book of Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote (University Press of Mississippi, 2010). As a young lawyer he worked on the 1962 court case United States v. Lynn, which resulted in one of the first victories for voting rights in the South with the conviction of Forrest County, Mississippi, voting registrar Theron Lynd for contempt of court. Judge Martin was joined by John Doar, who worked for the Justice Department under Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and successfully tried the case, and by the daughter of a key witness. Carole Simpson moderated. close

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  • Doar, John M. Assistant Attorney General (Former) Department of Justice->Civil Rights Division
  • Martin, Gordon A. Jr. Attorney (Former) Department of Justice->Civil Rights Division
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Voting Rights in the Kennedy Years

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Feb 13, 2011
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Feb 20, 2011

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