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Oral history with Georgia Clark; 1999

Object Type: Record
In Collection: Oral History Digital Collection



Oral history.; Georgia Clark was born in Durant, Mississippi in Holmes County in 1923. She grew up on on the Harvey Bristol plantation where her father was a sharecropper. Clark attended school up to eighth grade and married at the age of 16. She began doing domestic work after the birth of her first child. In 1963 she began to hear about the civil rights movement and workers asked Clark if she would like to register to vote. In 1976 Clark ran successfully for election commissioner in district two of Holmes County.



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