Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Director Rolando Herts; Duke Robertson Scholar Jenna Smith; Reena Evers-Everette; Chaunté Smith; and Duke Robertson Scholar Vishal Jammulapati, in Jackson, Mississippi, pose outside the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center. Smith and Jammulapati spent summer 2022 documenting Civil Rights history for the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area. Photo courtesy of Vishal Jammulapati.
Left, Milton Blackmon; right, One of Ella Clark’s descendants was Blackmon’s paternal grandmother Fannie Clark (center), pictured here with husband Felix (left) and son Odis (right), who is Blackmon’s father. Photo courtesy of Milton Blackmon

February 28, 2023

A Hard Fought Legacy