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By John L. Spivak - Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection, Public Domain, Link
"Inside Mississippi’s notorious Parchman prison"
Grabenstein, Hannah. PBS NewsHour, Jan 29, 2018.
"Convicts Who Are in Demand After Serving Terms: Missisippi Trains Negro Criminals to be Such Good Farmers..."
New York Times, Jun 04 1911, p. 1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers database.
This 1911 article mentioned in Grabenstein's PBS NewHour piece, praised Parchman Farm.
"African Americans and the Criminal Justice System"
Altman, Susan. Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage, Second Edition, Facts On File, 2000. History Database Center.
Includes a section on the convict lease system.
Following the work of folklorist Alan Lomax, Wiliam Ferris recorded the songs of inmates at Parchman Penitentiary.
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