From the Mississippi Delta

Portrait of Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland, scholar, playwright and novelist. Dr. Holland received literary accolades for her play and novel, “From the Mississippi Delta,” a memoir. Her life transformed and liberated by the civil rights movement; she later brought these same activist qualities into the classroom, where she became the first faculty professor at the University of Southern California to receive a joint appointment  in the School of Theater and Gender Studies.

The historical photograph of Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland, depicts her and others marching for civil rights in Greenwood, Mississippi. Photograph courtesy of Dr. Holland’s personal collection and archive.

These photographs will be featured in my exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.

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