POD Episode 14 - Margaret Block and Hollis Watkins on the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
Oral history interview
Margaret Block and Hollis Watkins ( Interviewee ) Paul Ortiz ( Interviewer )
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Oral history Podcast
United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua
During the week of Aug. 18-23, 2009, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program returned to the Mississippi Delta to continue research on the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi with veteran Civil Rights activists and leading scholars of the Mississippi Freedom Movement. The SPOHP research team focused on uncovering the movement's origins and researching its impact, as well as documenting contemporary legacies in a region that gave birth to one of the most vibrant social movements in American history. To highlight the event, this episode of the Proctor Podcast is a compilation of selected segments from the 2008 Indianola, Mississippi trip and includes interviews with longtime Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activists and Civil Rights Movement educators Margaret Block and Hollis Watkins, who speak about the history of SNCC, the vital role music played in the movement, and the ongoing fight for racial equality. Margaret Block and Hollis Watkins were interviewed by Paul Ortiz in 2008. Edited by Danielle Navarrete. Copyrighted music by Therapy Shock, courtesy of Public Room Records. Published as SPOHP's first podcast initiative project, POD.