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The Resource How to become sheriff ... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi, by Donald Blank, (electronic resource)

How to become sheriff ... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi, by Donald Blank, (electronic resource)

Label
How to become sheriff ... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi
Title
How to become sheriff ... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi
Statement of responsibility
by Donald Blank
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For two centuries, Mississippi blacks have had to endure slavery, poverty, discrimination, and violence. Finally in the 1960s, the civil rights campaign in the South brought real change. Mississippi now has thirteen elected black sheriffs. This film tells the story of one of them: Sheriff Frank Davis and how he gained acceptance by the community of Port Gibson as its major law enforcer. Frank was one of eleven children of Mary Triplett, whose mother and grandmother had been victims of Jim Crow. Mary could not vote or eat in a restaurant of work as a clerk in a store. His father was a mechanic and although they never missed a meal, the Tripletts were very poor, attended segregated schools and lived in shabby houses on unpaved streets. In 1965, the Port Gibson branch of the NAACP organized the first non-violent civil rights marches and boycotts there. When young Frank attended the first civil rights rally, he was immediately fired from his job in a white-owned supermarket. Frank was drafted and sent to Korea. On his return, he was hired as Deputy Sheriff by Port Gibson's white sheriff, with one piece of advice, "Be fair." He was then elected to the office, becoming one of the first three black sheriffs elected in Mississippi since Reconstruction. Thanks to Federal civil rights legislation and enforcement, along with the brave efforts of its black citizenry, this town has come a long way
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blank, Donald
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
49
Series statement
Black studies in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights
  • Sheriffs
Target audience
general
Label
How to become sheriff ... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi, by Donald Blank, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1646844
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646844/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (49 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1646844/bls
  • (OCoLC)780744107
Video recording format
other
Label
How to become sheriff ... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi, by Donald Blank, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1646844
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646844/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (49 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1646844/bls
  • (OCoLC)780744107
Video recording format
other

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