Interview with Unita Blackwell
QUESTION 1
INTERVIEWER:

SO HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND THE LIFE THAT MISSISSIPIANS HAD [unintelligible].

Unita Blackwell:

Well, Mississippi, you know, people want to know why we are still here and why do we stay here? But Mississippi is home. It's a place where I was born reared on the land. The land is important to us. It was, it was the mean—of the hard work, but it, it made us angry. It made us happy. It made us all these things, you know, but we was connected with the land. Because we as black people, in the state of Mississippi, especially in the Mississippi Delta, worked the land, We didn't own the land but, but we worked the land and so everything was tied around this land. And I feel that that's the reason why I love Mississippi. It's ours.