Document 77: Elayne DeLott to Benjamin and Rosa DeLott, "a note-I'm fine-," Batesville, Mississippi, [February 1965], Elaine DeLott Baker Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
In early 1965, Jesse Morris asked me to go to Batesville, where the local project was asking for help in organizing a farm co-operative. My background in Kibbutz had given me a confidence in the collective as an economically and socially viable tool. Once again, I was working with local farmers, a particularly meaningful experience for me that gave me a clearly defined goal.
dear mama + daddy--
a note--I'm fine--happy--more at peace now then For a long time anywhere. I have been working with the Farmers on their co-op For the last 2 weeks. there is little that can be done for the sharecroppers, but I am at least getting to know some of them and learning. I'll try to keep posted.
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