CREATED EQUAL: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT THEN AND NOW Lecture at the Durant-Kenrick House
Presented by Historic Newton
April 2, 2014
CREATED EQUAL Lecture —Count Them One by One: En Route to the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Shortly after completing law school, Gordon Martin was one of a dozen lawyers working for the Civil Rights Division of Robert Kennedy’s Justice Department. In 1963, he prepared United States v. Theron Lynd, the Justice Department’s first major voting rights case to go to trial in Mississippi. He will speak about this experience and its brave witnesses, who are the subject of his book, “Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote”. Co-sponsored by the Newton Human Rights Commission, Myrtle Baptist Church, and the Newton Department of Senior Services.
At the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue. Free.