This is Part 1 of a 2 part interview with Dr. Robert Luckett, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. In addition to a book and several publications and presentations at numerous academic conferences, he has appeared in documentaries, including the Independent Lens film “Spies of Mississippi “as well as “An Ordinary Hero” about the life of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.
Here are some links to expanded histories of some of the people Dr. Luckett mentions in Part 1 of our interview with him. We hope you will enjoy pursuing some of these avenues to learn more about the struggle for civil rights, both in the past and currently:
Hezekiah Watkins, now 68 years old
Hollis Watkins: Continues to be active in civil rights activities at age 75
Medgar Evers: One of the best-known civil rights activists
Susan Glisson: White civil rights activist, conversations about race
Museums and Organizations
Mississippi Museums: Opening in December, 2017, the MS Museum of Civil Rights and the Museum of the State of Mississippi will be a magnet for citizens who want to discover the complexity behind the accepted narrative: http://give2mississippimuseums.com/
Architect Phillip Freelon (who also designed the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Mississippi Center for Justice: “No Hate in My State”