Rosie Head Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Head, Rosie M., American
Interviewed by
Dittmer, John Ph. D., American, born 1939
Subject of
Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, American, founded 1964
Child Development Group of Mississippi, American, founded 1965
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:18:59
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Tchula, Holmes County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 13, 2013
Description
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.74.1a, 2011.174.74.1b, 2011.174.74.1c, 2011.174.74.1d, 2011.174.74.1e, 2011.174.74.1f, and 2011.174.74.1g.
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.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0074
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Children
Civil rights
Labor
Politics (Practical)
Race discrimination
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.74.1a-g
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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