Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Book Jacket

The 16 brave African-American witnesses in United States v. Theron Lynd - whose story is told in Count Them One by One - knew the risks involved in their attempting to register to vote.  One, their leader, Vernon Dahmer, paid with his life, murdered by the White Knights of the Klan.  

In the cover image of the book above, an aroused black citizenry gathers before his funeral.  As you can imagine, much thought went into the cover of this book.  We tried to capture the anguish of the moment, which affected not just those of us in Hattiesburg, Mississippi but also influenced many far away.