Lilly Lavallais

Material Information

Lilly Lavallais
Physical Description:
Oral history interview
Lilly Lavallais ( Interviewee )
Marna Weston ( Interviewer )
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Subjects / Keywords:
Oral history
Civil rights movement—Mississippi—History—20th century
Temporal Coverage:
1960 - 2009
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Sunflower County


Lavallais talks of her experiences in Indianola during the 1960s, and of her grandmother feeding the Freedom Riders. She relates the story of Luther Holbert, who was lynched and of her friendship with Fannie Lou Hamer. People mentioned include: Irene Magruder, Quinola Smith, Emma Merkison, Walter Smeitel, Noah Wesley, James Merkison, Clinton Battle, Itta Bena, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson, James Eastland, Luther Holbert, Emmett Till, Stokely Carmichael, John Lewis, Charles McLaurin, Stacy White, Barack Obama, Tim Evans,Danny Davis, Rod Blagojevich and Johnnie Colemon. Places include Chicago, Illinois; and Indianola, Glen Allen, Leland, Moorhead, Glendora, Ruleville, Greenwood, Greenville and Slaughter, Mississippi. Organizations mentioned include: Operation Push, SNCC and the South Austin Coalition.

Record Information

Source Institution:
UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
Holding Location:
UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the submitter.
Resource Identifier:
spohp - MFP 047
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