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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Kristal Brent Zook Abstract In 1990, in Indianola, Mississippi, there was a catfish-processing plant owned by 178 White male farmers. The workforce inside the plant was ninety percent Black and female. Led by an ordinary working mother turned union organizer named Sarah White, the women at Delta...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Florence Rose Papers, SSC. Ferebee was also the medical director of Alpha Kappa Alpha, a sorority of black college women. Each summer from 1935 to 1941 she led teams of AKA volunteers to the Mississippi Delta, where they set up mobile clinics in cotton fields, churches, and schools to deliver basic...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Tracey Jean Boisseau Abstract This essay offers a close reading of Anne Moody’s widely read but under-theorized memoir of the civil rights movement, Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968). This essay’s focus mirrors a main focus in Moody’s narrative: her relationship with her mother. Much of the body...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... is [of] this world” (Murray 2005 ), Blige recycles “One”—a song that mainlines the twice-removed blues of the Mississippi Delta by way of Keith Richards and the Edge—re-placing it and replaying it as the soundtrack for the Louisiana Gulf Coast women who, in this moment in time, on this night, at this benefit...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... or Commodification of Hybridity? Comments on Mississippi Masala .” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 1 , no. 1 : 187 – 203 . Briggs Laura . 2020 . Taking Children: A History of American Terror . Oakland : University of California Press . Brooks Daphne A. 2008 . “ ‘All...