This book is an oral history project and a vivid portrait of the civil rights struggle in one Mississippi county. It tells the story of the Holmes County Movement's slow, painful triumph and provides plenty of fodder for academic analysis, but the interviews retain a raw, dramatic power.
1. Introduction 2. Rev. J. J. Russell & Mrs. Erma Russell 3. Ms. Austry Kirklin 4. Mrs. Cora Lee Roby & Mr. Vanderbilt Roby 5. Mr. Jodie "Preacher" Saffold 6. Mrs. Bernice Montgomery Johnson 7. Mrs. Viola Winters 8. Mr. Robert Cooper Howard 9. Mrs. Annie Washington 10. Ms. Murtis Powell 11. Mr. Shadrach Davis 12. Mrs. Bee Jenkins 13. Mr. T. C. Johnson 14. Mr. Henry B. Mcclellan, Holmes County Registrar 15. Mrs. Leola Blackmon 16. Mr. William B. Eskridge