Program
A Dialogue on Mississippi
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-945qgb91
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Description
David Gelfand, a summer project worker in Laurel, MS, for the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and Charles Steptoe, the son of Eugene W. Steptoe, a civil rights activist and the largest freehold African American farmer in Liberty, MS, discuss the activities of COFO in Mississippi with reporter Rick Lee. The discussion includes a brief history of civil rights activities in the area since 1952; white attitudes and reaction, including beatings and two murders; living conditions, including limited educational and job opportunities for African Americans; organizing strategies; and the courage of local African Americans.
Created
1964-09-22
Genres
Interview
Topics
Social Issues
Subjects
African Americans--Civil rights--History
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:39:25
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Credits
Interviewer: Lee, Rick
Interviewer: Gelfand, David
Interviewer: Steptoe, Charles
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
Production Unit: Radio
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 00-3018-00-00-001 (WGBH Item ID)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:39:25
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Citations
Chicago: “A Dialogue on Mississippi,” 1964-09-22, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 19, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-945qgb91.
MLA: “A Dialogue on Mississippi.” 1964-09-22. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 19, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-945qgb91>.
APA: A Dialogue on Mississippi. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-945qgb91