Cornie Bankhead

The Delta History


African American Narratives of Violence, Resilience and Change in Mississippi

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Dr. L.C. DorseySarah WilliamsFlossie Vence MillerThelma BarnesUra BowieC.O. ChinnMilburn CroweAlice GilesMae Bertha CarterRobert Cabelton

Voices from the Mississippi Delta

Herman JohnsonMary Tyler DotsonPauline HolmesLillian HamptonAtty. Cleve MacDowell

Mrs. Odell DurhamRev. Willie KnightenRev. J.M. KimballMrs. Cora  FlemingEarl Lucas

Miss Carrie SmootVictor McTeerMcKinley Mack Jr.Herman PerryJuanita Scott

This site is dedicated to them all, in thanks for their participation and in celebration of their perserverance and courage.

Rev. Sammie RashLouis AdamsRev. H.C. AndersonJewel Williams

Kim Lacy Rogers

In 1995, through 1998, Professor Kim Lacy Rogers, oral historian and Professor of American Studies and History at Dickinson College traveled to Bolivar, Coahoma, Sunflowerand Washington Counties, in Mississippi to gather the stories of an extrordinary group of African Americans.

Coahoma County, Mississippi

Their memories span a time and place in history that is filled with dramatic change.

Rogers Book Cover

"Life and Death in the Delta," by Kim Lacy Rogers is the recipient of the 2007 Oral History Association Book Award.

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