Linda's name gets mentioned a lot. Even on my one time visit to Jackson Ms Archives, one of the employees told me to ask "Ms Rudd', about some guidance. I didn't have a clue who that was. Thought is was a employee in a back office. She showed up shortly after this recommendation, doing her own research. We been long distance friends every since.
But I am saying here. We have to take her out of the conversation --HI LINDA:-). She can't do this. She has her own issues at present. Not now are by herself can she take on this. There ARE many people in Mississippi, that CAN step up and do this. As I suggested before,a email and letter writing campaign, needs to be started WITHIN Mississippi. Maybe not this year but soon, someone will try AGAIN, but they need their crew. It is easy for me and people OUTSIDE of the state to suggest, ask, and tell someone to do this. All I can do is send my membership dues, when it becomes a legitimate organization. If I I am told names of possible people to get this started, I have no problem buying stamps and mailing a letter. All they can do is ignore it. That has happened already. So everybody who say they are interested, let's help by contacting folks you know living in MS., that have some clout. Send me names by email, not on the open forums of Afrigeneas. Put information in those community newspapers. Lots of organizations get started in church programs. It does not have to be in Jackson Ms, where the first MS Afro American Historical and Genealogy Society, is born. Just in the State.