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Geraldine Hollis [author of "Back to Mississippi"], one of Tougaloo Nine, recounts early years By Katie Combs | Published: January 16, 2012 | 1 Comment Reporter Lori Gilbert and I had the opportunity to speak with 70-year-old Geraldine Hollis last Thursday. She is one of the Tougaloo Nine, a group of students who staged a sit-in at a whites-only library in Jackson, Miss., in 1961. Hollis has a very vivid memory and weaves wonderful tales of life in the Mississippi Delta and the birth of the civil rights movement. A video in which Hollis describes the sit-in can be found here. - See more at:

But here’s a bit extra in which Hollis describes her early life in Mississippi and the cultural environment that led to the sit-in: - See more at:

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