- Benjamin Nance
- Physical Description:
- Oral history interview
- Benjamin Nance ( Interviewee )
Paul Ortiz ( Interviewer )
- Publication Date:
- August 22, 2009
- Subjects / Keywords:
- Oral history
Civil rights movement—Mississippi—History—20th century
- Temporal Coverage:
- 1950 - 2009
- Spatial Coverage:
- United States of America -- Mississippi -- Sunflower County
- Benjamin Nance talks about growing up in Sunflower County, moving to Los Angeles, then his return to Mississippi. A college English professor, Nance reminices about school integration, race relations and quality of life in Indianola.
People mentioned: Joe Nance, Charlotte Nance, Chaney Tucker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Barack Obama, Margaret Wright, Jesse Jackson.
Organizations include: NAACP and the Boys and Girls of Mississippi Delta.
Locations mentioned: Los Angeles, California; Indianola, Mound Bayou, Woodfield, Tunica, Yazoo City; Lexington, Greenwood, Moorhead, Belzoni, Drew, Indianola, Greenwood, Valley and Jackson, Mississippi.