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Sue Sojourner papers

Identifier: S6169

Scope and Contents

The collection contains documentary photos of a 2006 trip by Duluth, Minnesota residents to the Living the Dream conference in Selma, Alabama; digital photos, programs and ephemera from the 2007 Duluth Strike for Peace event; and photographs and clippings of Duluth -based political demonstrations and rallies on issues of peace and justice. Digital photographs are on compact discs.


  • 1999-2007


Biographical / Historical

Political activist and photographer Sue (Lorenzi) Sojourner moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1996. From 1964 to 1969 she and her husband Henry Lorenzi worked on civil rights issues with African American people in Holmes County, Mississippi. Sojourner’s photographs and accounts of that time and place have been featured in articles, exhibits, and presentations.

Her book, Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi, written in collaboration with Cheryl Reitan, was published in 2013 by the University Press of Kentucky.

Sue and Henry Lorenzi legally changed their last names to Sojourner in 1972.


2.00 Linear Inches

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Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.
Guide to the Sue Sojourner papers
Finding Aid Authors: M. David.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526