The Resource How To Become Sheriff... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi, by Donald Blank

How To Become Sheriff... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi, by Donald Blank

Label
How To Become Sheriff... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi
Title
How To Become Sheriff... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi
Statement of responsibility
by Donald Blank
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For two centuries, Mississippi blacks have had to endure slavery, poverty, discrimination, and violence. Finally in the 1960's, the civil rights campaign in the South brought real change. Mississippi now has thirteen elected black sheriffs. This film tells the story of one of them: Sheriff Frank Davis and how he gained acceptance by the community of Port Gibson as its major law enforcer. Frank was one of eleven children of Mary Triplett, whose mother and grandmother had been victims of Jim Crow. Mary could not vote or eat in a restaurant of work as a clerk in a store. His father was a mechanic and although they never missed a meal, the Tripletts were very poor, attended segregated schools and lived in shabby houses on unpaved streets. In 1965, the Port Gibson branch of the NAACP organized the first non-violent civil rights marches and boycotts there. When young Frank attended the first civil rights rally, he was immediately fired from his job in a white-owned supermarket. Frank was drafted and sent to Korea. On his return, he was hired as Deputy Sheriff by Port Gibson's white sheriff, with one piece of advice, "Be fair." He was then elected to the office, becoming one of the first three black sheriffs elected in Mississippi since Reconstruction. Thanks to Federal civil rights legislation and enforcement, along with the brave efforts of its black citizenry, this town has come a long way
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Blank, Donald
Runtime
49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political and Social Movements
  • Imperialism and Colonialism
  • Race and culture
  • Communities
  • Elections
  • Law enforcement
  • Port Gibson, MS
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
How To Become Sheriff... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi, by Donald Blank
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (49 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1784929
  • (OCoLC)780744107
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784929/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000137045
Video recording format
other
Label
How To Become Sheriff... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi, by Donald Blank
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (49 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1784929
  • (OCoLC)780744107
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784929/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000137045
Video recording format
other

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