Chesser, Dorothy Scott: Oral History

Raised in Amite County, Dorothy Scott Chesser talks about her life growing up and the difficulties inherent in being non-white in the South during the Civil Rights Era. Additionally, Mrs. Chesser tells how, inspired by the Freedom Workers, her work with the Freedom Riders, and notable Civil Rights participant C.C. Bryant, she registered to vote and started a boycott of Amite County schools for their improvement.

Ms. Chesser’s oral history, part 1 of 11:

Pike County – Interview with Dorothy Scott Chesser 01 from Winter Institute on Vimeo.

Part 1 of 11 of her oral history can also be viewed here.