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|Creator:||Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)|
|Creator:||Dittmer, John, 1939-|
|Creator:||Head, Rosie M.|
|Title:||Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi, 2013-03-13|
|Date:||2013 Mar. 13|
Rosie Head describes her early life in Greenwood, Mississippi, where her family lived and worked on a plantation. She discusses how her parents faced racial discrimination in their work and how they were cheated by the plantation owner and then blacklisted. In 1964, Head joined the Civil Rights Movement in Tchula, Mississippi, where her family had relocated. Head recounts the various ways she was involved in the movement: registering voters, working with Freedom Summer volunteers, helping to establish the Child Development Group of Mississippi, and campaigning for black candidates for political office.
|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 | Head Start programs--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi | Child Development Group of Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, Tchula | United States, Mississippi, Holmes County|
|Collection:||Civil Rights History Project|
|Institution:||Library of Congress|
|Contributors:||American Folklife Center|
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0074/|