Unita Blackwell (1933–2019)

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Unita Blackwell was born on March 18, 1933 in Lula, Mississipi, USA as U. Z. Brown. She was married to Jeremiah Blackwell Sr., N and Willie Wright. She died on May 13, 2019. See full bio »

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 2010 Dr. Dorothy I. Height: Wisdom and Ways to Care (Video documentary short)
 2008 Who Is Unita Blackwell? (Documentary short)
 1987 Eyes on the Prize (TV Series documentary)
- Awakenings: 1954-1956 (1987) ... Self
 1983-1986 Portrait of America (TV Series documentary)
- Mississippi (1983)

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Book: Barefootin': Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom". New York: Crown , ISBN-13: 978-0609610602 with : JoAnne Prichard Morris

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Most people who helped break down the walls were just moving a brick because the brick was right in their face. For me, what was in my face was getting some books to my child, and giving him a chance to read and write.


She joined the civil rights movement in the 1960s, and was arrested many times for her efforts to register African American voters. See more »

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