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Saturday, October 25, 2008


Students examine history of Delta’s civil rights era

Penn. college students will compare struggles in U.S. South and South Africa

Staff Writer

Thursday, October 23, 2008 12:07 PM CDT

Around ten years ago Dickinson College history professor Kim Lacy Rogers traveled through Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta seeking out stories from those who had lived through the Civil Rights movement.

Talking with black Mississippians from all walks of life, the oral history interviews Roger’s captured during that time culminated in 2006 with the publication of her book, Life and Death in the Delta: African American Narratives of Violence, Resilience, and Social Change.

Now, two years later, Rogers is headed back to Clarksdale. This time, however, the professor will be joined by seven of her students from the small school in Carlisle, Penn., each of whom will be comparatively examining the Delta’s racial history –– and current situation –– with that of another violent struggle for equality; Apartheid in South Africa.

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