A Rich Untold Story: The Role of Women at North Mississippi Rural Legal Services

This video is a short compilation of highlights from the North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Oral History Project of 2019.

This film describes the variety of roles that women have played in the creation and establishment of North Mississippi Rural Legal Services (NMRLS). Since 1966, women have worked as community organizers, staff members, paralegals, attorneys, accountants, and managers at the non-profit corporation, and their work has played an invaluable part in providing the citizens of North Mississippi access to justice. The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi awarded Catherine V. Ginny Kilgore the Sarah Isom Fellowship in 2019-2020 to produce this film. April Grayson and Morgan Cutturini also served as producers.

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