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AM08-23, 1999-2002


Form of Material

Original tapes containing raw footage used in production of Donald Blank's documentary films: "Standing Tall" and "How to Become Sheriff When Born Poor & Black in Segregated Mississippi". The footage is related to Port Gibson civil rights history, interviews with Mississippi black sheriffs in 2000, and a Martin Luther King Day celebration with the Alcorn State Choir. This accession contains 32 VHS tapes, 555 Sony DV-Cam tapes, 28 Fujifilm Hi-8 tapes, and 1 Betacam DUB of "Message to Mississippi."


  • 1999-2002


  • From the Unprocessed Collection: Blank, Donald (Filmmaker, Person)

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.


1.50 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Unprocessed Collection: English


Donald Blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001