Driven by South’s Past, Black Women Seek Votes and a New Future

NY Times

Lorena Barnum Sabbs thought the past really was past. Born 67 years ago in a segregated hospital, she was arrested when she was 11 for trying to integrate the local movie theater and locked in a stockade for several days without beds, working toilets or running water. Later, as one of the first black girls to attend the formerly whites-only high school, she ventured to the bathroom only in groups for fear of attacks.

“I was the recipient of that hate and disrespect, and I thought, I have finally outlived it,” she said. “I was wrong.” Read more>>>