Margaret Block


Material Information

Margaret Block Interview March 20, 2011
Physical Description:
Oral history interview
Margaret Block ( Interviewee )
Marna Weston ( Interviewer )
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Subjects / Keywords:
Oral history
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
Ex convicts -- Suffrage
Temporal Coverage:
1960 - 2011
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Sunflower County


Margaret Block talks with Marna Weston about restoration of felon's voting priveleges, violent encounters with segregrationists in the 1960s, relations between SNCC workers and support from outside groups during the civil rights movement in Mississippi. People mentioned include: Sam Block, Louie Block, Amzie Moore, Medgar Evans, Aaron Henry, Thurgood Marshall, Septima Clark, Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Lois Rodgers, Hartman Turnbow, Janie Brewer, Essie Mae Brewer, Ed Brown, Gwen Gillman, Tina Lowndes, Viola Luizzo, Dick Gregory, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Stokely Carmichael and Haley Barbour. Locations include Leland, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Mound Bayou, Ruleville, Skene, and Greenwood, Mississippi. Organizations named are National Council of Negro Women, Mississippi Justice Center, Federal Compress, SNCC, Ku Klux Klan, United Nations.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
Holding Location:
University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the submitter.
Resource Identifier:
spohp - MFP 006B
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