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Project Pilgrimage – Civil Rights Foot Soldier, Silas McGhee

August 14, 2019 - 1:32 pm

Silas McGhee was from a family of civil rights activists in Greenwood, Mississippi.  In 1964, he worked to desegregate a movie theater.  He was targeted for this work, and shot in the face by someone whom many believe was a local klansman.   You can listen to the story of what happened to Silas the night he was shot, with this first-person account by Bob Zellner.  Zellner is a civil rights foot soldier who regularly speaks to participants of Sankofa Impact. Sankofa Impact is a Seattle-based organization that confronts our shared history of racism and resistance with place based learning opportunities.

Producer: Ruth Bly

Photo: About Greenwood Mississippi