Overcoming Racial Adversity during the Civil Rights Movement

An interview with Head Start Director Dr. Marvin Hogan about the early childhood education experience in Mississippi

“In the state of Mississippi, [Head Start] was something that was not wanted. The establishment did not want the program because it was going to take the workers from the field to have to take care of the children.”

People have to realize that to break that cycle of poverty, you have to work together. If you don’t work together, you can hang it up.”

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