[Interviews of five Mississippi women] [videorecording]. [ca.1980]


[Interviews of five Mississippi women] [videorecording]. [ca.1980]

Interviews with five prominent Mississippi women: Judge Ben, a Native American judge; Fannie Lou Hamer, an activist in the black community; Lucy Somerville Howorth, a judge active in many professional women's organizations; Dr. Cleopatra Thompson, active in founding Jackson State University; and Ruby Thompson of the State Department of Education. Interviews cover their life and work experiences, including sex discrimination; also thoughts on marriage and advice for young people.

1 videocassette (54 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.

Related Entities

There are 4 Entities related to this resource.

Howorth, Lucy Somerville, 1895-1997

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cs6jwq (person)

Lucy Somerville Howorth (July 1, 1895 – August 24, 1997) was an American lawyer, feminist and politician. On August 18, 1917, in the State Capitol gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, she witnessed the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution being ratified, giving white women the right to vote. This inspired her lifelong fight for the civil rights of minorities and women. She is also known for her New Deal legislative efforts. Somerville was born on July 1, 1895 in Greenville, Miss...

Thompson, Cleopatra D. (Cleopatra Davenport)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6796pjt (person)

Thompson, Ruby,

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6fx9vbd (person)

Hamer, Fannie Lou, 1917-1977

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rb7drk (person)

Fannie Lou Hamer was born Fannie Lou Townsend on October 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi. She was a voting and women's rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Hamer also organized Mississippi's Freedom Summer along with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She was also a co-founder of the Nati...