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Julia Matilda Burns oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi, 2013-03-13

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Dittmer, John, 1939-
Creator:Burns, Julia Matilda, 1938-
Title:Julia Matilda Burns oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi, 2013-03-13
Date:2013 Mar. 13
Description:

Julia Matilda Burns describes her experience in segregated schools in Humphreys County, Mississippi, where she grew up. After becoming a teacher at Marshall High School in Belzoni, Mississippi, she began to take notice of the Civil Rights Movement, but her involvement was limited because she did not want to lose her job. Burns describes protests by whites against school desegregation in Tchula, Mississippi, and her experiences as a teacher in Tchula. She also discusses her successful election for a position on the school board and the work she accomplished during her tenure.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews | Mississippi Freedom Project | School integration--Mississippi--Holmes County | African American teachers--Mississippi--Interviews | United States, Mississippi, Tchula | United States, Mississippi, Holmes County
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0073/