- Paul Ortiz
- Physical Description:
- Oral history interview
- Paul Ortiz ( Interviewee )
Marna Weston ( Interviewer )
- Publication Date:
- August 19, 2009
- Subjects / Keywords:
- Oral history
Civil rights movement—Mississippi—History—20th century
Blues -- History
African Americans -- Employment -- History -- 20th century
- Temporal Coverage:
- 1865 - 2009
- Spatial Coverage:
- United States of America -- Mississippi
- Several narrators join Paul Ortiz in discussing the economy of the Mississippi Delta and the impact of participating in the Civil Rights Movement upon the livelihoods of local African Americans. Historic Indianola sites such as the Giles' store and Mrs. Magruder's house are discussed.
People mentioned include: Terry Eastland, B.B. King, Charles Payne, John Dittmer, Fannie Lou Hamer, Hasan Jeffries, Emilye Crosby, Stacey White, Dorsey White, John Lewis, Sam Block, Irene Magruder, Alice Giles, Dan Harmeling, Marshall Jones, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harry Moore, Reverend Wright, Liz Aaronsohn, Bill Crosby, Clyde Kennard, Margaret Block, Robert Johnson, Sam Cooke, Muddy Water and John Lee Hooker, Louis Armstrong, Pearl Bailey, Betty Labette and John Bon Jovi, Charles Wright, Sir Mac Rice, Otis Clay, David Brinston, W.C. Handy, Luther Lackey, Josh “Razorblade” Stewart, Keith Dockery, Muddy Waters, and Allen Walt.
Locations include: Itta Bena, Greenville, Greenwood, Indianola, Clarksdale, Ruleville and Drew, Mississippi.
Organizations discussed are: SNCC, the White Citizen's Council and Head Start.