Interview with Ivanhoe Donaldson
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

HE SLIPPED WITH THE MICROPHONE. [overlap]YES, IF, IT'S ABOUT GIVING ME A, A WHOLE STATEMENT.

Ivanhoe Donaldson:

OK. Uh during the ah early ah sixties, ah particularly the period of ‘60, ‘61, ‘‘62 I'm referring to, um the there was a great deal of motion on the major cotton plantations to push people off which was their livelihood and their way of survival for both sharecroppers and some tenant farmers in the black community and ah to delta area of Mississippi. And SNCC, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, put out a call for food to help subsidize ah peoples' needs as they were coming into Greenwood and Greenville and Jackson and Bozone and those various cities within delta of, of, of ah Mississippi. And one of the people they called was myself and we raised food in various communities that we knew a lot of people in. And so a guy by the name of Ben Taylor and myself um collected food at East Lansing and at Ann Arbor and we brought it down to Louisville where we collected even larger truckloads and a bigger truck and we took the food to Clarksville which is in Cahoma County where Doc Henry was; he was the head of Mississippi NAACP. And um it was a major disbursing point um in the delta.