Tention, Helen: Oral History

Helen Tention, a teacher and a mother during the Civil Rights Movement, remembers well the impact that segregation and the process of desegregation had on the children in her community. She discusses the murders of the three civil rights workers in Neshoba County and the ways in which black people were mistreated. She also remembers how people rose up for change. She goes on to talk about race relations in Philadelphia today and the importance of education.

Part 1 of 15 of Ms. Tention’s oral history:

Neshoba County – Interview with Helen Tention 01 from Winter Institute on Vimeo.

Part 1 of 15 of her oral history can also be viewed here.