Black woman denied attempt to vote in 1940 in SC, sparking criminal case, dies in Mass.

  • Updated: July 31, 2013 - 2:45 PM

BOSTON — Lillian Bonner Sutson, a little-known civil rights activist whose attempts to register as a voter in South Carolina set a precedent in the fight against segregation and voting discrimination in the South, has died in Massachusetts, her family announced Wednesday.

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