The People & Litigation that Shaped Mississippi History
NMRLS Oral History Project 2022
This film provides a short history of North Mississippi Rural Legal Services from its inception in 1966 until today. Many of the organization’s current and former attorneys, administrators, staff, and clients were interviewed for this documentary.
Quest for Justice screened at Oxford Film Festival on March 25, 2022.
Directed by Morgan Cutturini
Edited by Telexus Miller
Produced by Ben Cole, II and Minnie Howard
With additional assistance by members of ICC Films.
NMRLS Oral History Project Committee Members:
Catherine V. “Ginny” Kilgore, NMRLS Oral History Project Coordinator, a Sarah Isom Fellow at the University of Mississippi
Ben Thomas Cole II, Executive Director, NMRLS
April Grayson, Oral Historian, Director of Community Building at the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
Dr. Roy DeBerry, Oral Historian, Executive Director of the Hill Country Project
Clarence Franklin, NMRLS Network Administrator/ Operations Manager
Minnie P. Howard, NMRLS Managing Attorney, Oxford Litigation Office
Ruby White, NMRLS Advocacy Director
Gloria Bogan, NMRLS Administrative Assistant
Eunice Carter, NMRLS Special Projects Accountant
W. Ledyard Williamson, NMRLS Staff Attorney