Labor Movement and Racial Justice
"Plantation workers in Mississippi having gone on strike against the extreme exploitation of the plantation system decide to form their own collective. Their determination to stick together, rather than go back to the plantation or be forced out of the state, is their main resource. After a bitter winter living in tents, they obtain partial support from private sources and begin building permanent housing. The poverty program backs down on its promise of support in response to Mississippi senators who fear the implications of collectives of black farmers in Mississippi. " (Roz Payne Archive)
STRIKE CITY (30 min. B&W- cinematography, edited, co-directed with Tom Griffin - 1967) from john douglas on Vimeo.
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Newsreel Films, “Strike City,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed March 27, 2023, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/842.