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Oral history with Unita Blackwell Wright; 1977

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Oral history.; Interviews conducted on 04-21-1977 and 05-12-1977 with Unita Blackwell (born 1933). Ms. Blackwell was a field worker for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1964 and also served that year as a delegate of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which went to the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as an alternative to the all-white, regular Democratic Party of Mississippi. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ms. Blackwell served about ten years as a community development specialist with the National Council of Negro Women. Since 1977 she has served as mayor of the Issaquena County community of Mayersville.

21 April 1977; 12 May 1977

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