Mississippi students join Telling Their Stories in San Francisco
Civil rights figure Brenda Travis, the catalyst for the 1961 inspired voting rights movement in McComb, Mississippi, visited Urban School in May, 2010 for a collaborative interview including four students from McComb High School.This was the first full-fledged interview granted by Travis, conducted by Urban School and McComb School students over a 3-day visit.
McComb teacher, Vickie Malone traveled with four representative students from her Local Culture class, which is focusing on collecting the oral histories from veterans of the southern Civil Rights Movement. They joined Urban School teacher Deborah Dent-Samake's Oral History class, which is collaborating with McComb on interviews with civil rights veterans.
Brenda Travis, surrounded by students from both McComb, Mississippi and Urban's Telling Their Stories class.