Martin, Joe: Oral History

Joe Martin was a native of Pike County, Mississippi. He was very involved with race relations in his community. One sector of race relations that he was passionate about is education. Through his interview, Martin recalls events he witnessed as part of the civil rights movement. He talks of police brutality, his involvement with Medgar Evers and the NAACP, the Burglund High School walkout, and how race relations affect learning in schools.

Joe Martin’s Oral History, part 1 of 16:

Pike County – Interview with Joe Martin 01 from Winter Institute on Vimeo.

Part 1 of 16 of his oral history can also be found here.


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