Bonnie Curry talks about her experience with racism in the Deep South. "I knew that they could kill me but my rights were more important".
Recorded November 25, 2018 Archived November 25, 2018 05:17 minutes
DescriptionToday, I, Lacey Clark, talked with Bonnie Curry in Oxford, Mississippi about what it was like growing up in the south. The interview was held November 18, 2018. We talked about her experience with racism. Bonnie was born in 1947, in Batesville, Mississippi. Growing up as a black child in a segregated state was difficult for her. Bonnie moved to Oxford in 1977 and had three kids there. I learned that she had actually protested along with other civil rights leaders in the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s, she just wasn’t as bold as others. She told me about what it was like growing up in Batesville, Mississippi during the time of Jim Crow Laws.