Stacy White


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Stacy White
Physical Description:
Oral history interview
White, Stacy ( Interviewee )
Clarke, Khambria ( Interviewer )
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Subjects / Keywords:
Oral history
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
Temporal Coverage:
2008 -
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua


Scope and Content:
Stacy White, the Chair of the Sunflower County Civil Rights Organization, speaks on the importance of preserving black history, as well as the legislation mandating the teaching of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi public schools. Locations mentioned include Indianola and Grenada, Mississippi.

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Source Institution:
UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
Holding Location:
UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
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All rights reserved by the submitter.
Resource Identifier:
spohp - MFP 007
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MFP 007 Interviewee: Stac y White Interviewer: Khambria Clark e Date of Interview: September 12, 2008 C : I'm Khambri a Clark e and I'm here with Stac y White, the organizer of this whole event. And I guess my question for you is, this event has been going on for a couple years, how important is it to preserve the histories of this area the Mississippi Delta ? W: It's very important to preserve the history because so many of our civil rights veterans are passing on, and when they pass on their stories pass along with them. So it's important to preserve their stories, and I think what you all are doing is a great, great service to us. Because the students need to know what took place many years ago, and that people came down, Freedom Summer volunteers and also local people who were active in the movement, in that they weren't always able to go to McDonald' s and eat or ride in an airplane or sit in a restaurant. People paved the way to make this possible. C: And as younger generations are getting older, and older generations are passing on, how do you plan to bring future generations into the program? W: We ll, what has taken pl ace in Mississippi is that the l egislature has passed a bill stating that civil rights has to be taught in the curriculum in the public schools, so what will happen is that each community, each town will develop a civil rights curricul um. And then the students will learn about their local history as it relates to the civil rights movement. For example, what took place in Indianola what took place in regards to civil rights in Indianola may be different from what took


MFP 007; White, 2 place in Grenada, M ississippi. So Mississippi is taking a step forward in putting civil rights into the curriculum, and mandating that it must be taught. C: You're here serving your community; how important is that? W: Well I think public service is very important. As a yo ung girl, my mother and father taught me the importance of public service. So public service is essential. I think all youth, all adults should be involved in public service. C: And I just want to thank you for allowing us to share in this experience becau se it has been a great one. W: Thank you. Transcribed by: Sarah Blanc, August 15, 2013 Audit Edited by: Sarah Blanc, August 28, 2013 Final edited by: Diana Dombrowski, November 4, 2013