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A Journey South

A Journey South. Flash video, 3 mins., Los Angeles: Wednesdays in Mississippi Documentary Film Project, 2010. This film clip was prepared for the Jewish Women's Archive by Marlene McCurtis, Cathee Weiss, and Joy Silverman, producers of a full-length documentary on Wednesdays in Mississippi. (See

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This video clip describes the danger the Wednesdays women encountered and reveals the dormant racism that existed in even some of the Wednesdays women. Susan Stedman and Doris V. Wilson of the Jackson team describe meeting the Northern women at the airport, with Klu Klux Klan members watching and spitting on the women as they arrived. Edith Savage Jennings, the first black women to meet with a group of white women in Jackson, tells of how after she (intentionally) removed her glove none of the women were willing to shake her hand.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "A Journey South." (Viewed on December 19, 2014) <>.


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