Film, Video Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi, 2013 March 13.

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Title
Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi, 2013 March 13.
Summary
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.
Contributor Names
Head, Rosie M., interviewee.
Dittmer, John, 1939- interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
2013.
Subject Headings
-  Head, Rosie M.--Interviews
-  Child Development Group of Mississippi
-  Mississippi Freedom Project
-  African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--Mississippi
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Head Start programs--Mississippi
-  Voter registration--Mississippi
Genre
Filmed Interviews
Interviews
Oral histories
Video recordings
Notes
-  Recorded in Tchula, Mississippi, on March 13, 2013.
-  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Rosie Head Howze was a civil rights activist in Mississippi. She worked in many different roles providing community services for children.
-  The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
-  In English.
-  Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
Medium
7 video files of 7 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (79 min.) : digital, sound, color.
1 transcript (43 pages).
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0074
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc2010039.afc2010039_crhp0074
afc2010039text.afc2010039_crhp0074_Head_transcript
Library of Congress Control Number
2015669173
Access Advisory
Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
Language
English
Online Format
online text
image
pdf
video
Description
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.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2015669173
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Credit Line

Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Head, Rosie M., Interviewee, John Dittmer, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi. 2013. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669173/.

APA citation style:

Head, R. M., Dittmer, J. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669173/.

MLA citation style:

Head, Rosie M., Interviewee, John Dittmer, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi. 2013. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669173/>.

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