1. No Easy Journey
Number of interviews: 130+
Number of transcripts: Partial transcripts and interviewers'
Number of cassette tapes: 220+
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1992-1996
Time frame: ca. 1950-1970
Principal interview(s): Emilye Crosby
No Easy Journey is a collection of ongoing interviews
begun in January 1992 by Emilye Crosby as part of the research
for her dissertation, "Common Courtesy: The Civil Rights
Movement in Claiborne County, Mississippi." There are
no formal transcripts for the interviews in this collection.
There are typewritten notes that Crosby took from the interviews
and some very rough, non-verbatim transcripts. Except as noted,
access to the interviews is unrestricted. Ninety-nine of the
interviews are listed below.
The interviews that are starred(*) have been transcribed
and edited by the interviewees:
2. Tenant Purchase Program in Claiborne
Number of interviews: 26
Number of transcripts: 26
Number of cassette tapes: 45
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1979-1980
Time frame: 1900-1980
Principal interview(s): David Crosby
The Tenant Purchase Program in Claiborne County Mississippi
is a series twenty-six interviews conducted by David Crosby
of Alcorn State University between March 1979 and July 1980.
Access is unrestricted, and all of the inteviews have transcripts
available at Mississippi Cultural Crossroads. Tapes, however,
are in Crosby's office at Alcorn. Researchers can contact
him at 601-877-6669 to make arrangements to listen to the
tapes. Only the two interviews listed below deal with the
civil rights movement after 1954.