28] A black sharecropper
whose crops had been stolen by his landlord in Red River Parish reflected this new mood when he appealed to the Department of Justice for help.
It is, now, being resisted in many diverse ways by both the sharecropper
and the landlord.
BETSEY COPELAND, DEBBY EGGER, AND VIRGINIA FOREMAN: the sharecroppers
The son of poor sharecroppers
, young Audie Murphy (playing himself) enlists in the army after being rejected by the marines and the paratroopers.
As the need for sharecroppers
declined, it became more difficult for Afro-American to find jobs in the county.
The reason blacks accepted the bargain of the sharecropper
system, as white people tell it, was not that they could get no decent land to farm, but that they, practically alone among all the peoples in the world, lacked the basic ability to manage a simple agrarian way of life on their own.
(a linocut created in 1957, and printed in 1970) embodies many of the issues faced by Elizabeth Catlett throughout her life.
The company grew from a vision seen by former slave and sharecropper
Narrator C: When Fannie Lou grows up, she marries Perry "Pap" Hamer, a sharecropper
Howlin Wolf was born in 1910 as a poverty-stricken sharecropper
in Mississippi who began his career singing for two decades in juke joints with the first Delta blues stars: James Segrest and Mark Hoffman's Moanin' At Midnight: The Life And Times Of Howlin' Wolf provides a powerful definitive biography of the blues musician which delves into his early years.
Presenter Aoife has been visiting old slave huts and sharecropper
shacks, a reminder of how tough life was and still is for many in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Forty-seven-year-old Garedipanchan sharecropper
Dhira Bhoi sits outside his hut as the heavens open.