Archive | Mae Bertha Carter

Emmett Till Q and A’s; The Questions People Often Ask about this 1955 Crime That Sparked the Modern Civil Rigths Movement

Whenever I speak about Emmett Till and other Mississippi murders, I get interesting questions from audience members. Here are several … First question, often asked:  Is the Emmett Till story still important? Do people still care? Emmett Till’s murder took place over 54 years ago, back in 1955, and yet we are just beginning to […]

The Land of Emmett Till; Mae Bertha Carter’s daughter recalls school fight

Silver Rights By WES HELBLINGPublished: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 3:27 PM CDT Gloria [Carter] Dickerson was 12 years old when she paused from her back breaking labor in a Mississippi cotton field and questioned whether God had put her on the earth to do better things. Little did she know of the historic role her […]

Civil Rights Struggle Recalled by Mississippian

Silver Rights By WES HELBLINGPublished: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 3:27 PM CDT Gloria [Carter] Dickerson was 12 years old when she paused from her back breaking labor in a Mississippi cotton field and questioned whether God had put her on the earth to do better things. Little did she know of the historic role her […]