Metzger, Thurl

Thurl Metzger, former Heifer executive director, was involved in the project since its inception, visiting the Prentiss campus many times. Remembering the project in this book “The Road to Development”he recalled, “Heifer Project was involved in a small part of the struggle for equal opportunity. We were there before the civil rights legislation, and we witnessed the violence that followed the Supreme Court decision requiring equal education.”

Sources:

Matthews, Jaman, Rememberance of Days Past: The Prentiss Institute at 100.
http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.2607605/

McMillen, Neil R., Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow, 308-09 (1989).

Harrison, Alferdteen, Black Exodus: The Great Migration from the American South, 91 (1991).