Roberts, Lilly Mae
In this interview, Lillie Mae Caldwell Roberts discusses her experience living in all three cities in Yalobusha county. She begins with an exploration of her mother’s experiences as a single-parent sharecropper in Oakland, Mississippi. She details her narrative of becoming the first known Black registered voter in Water Valley, Mississippi. Afterwards, she expounds on her life after she registered to vote. To conclude, she discusses her activism with the civil rights movements in Yalobusha county.
1 hr 8 min
African American Studies | American Studies | Oral History
Roberts, Lilly Mae and Burns, Keon A., "Roberts, Lilly Mae" (2019). Black Families of Yalobusha County Oral History Project. 9.