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L.C. Dorsey – Rutherfurd Living History

L.C. Dorsey

L. C. Dorsey, a civil rights activist, worked with Fannie Lou Hamer in the development of Freedom Farm Cooperative and other projects. Dorsey, who spent her early childhood on a Delta plantation, earned a doctorate in social work from Howard University and has worked as director of programs of Delta Ministries and associate director of the Southern Coalition on Jails and Prisons. She joined the Delta Health Center in 1967 to direct its North Bolivar County Farm Cooperative. From 1988 to 1995, Dorsey served as the Executive Director for the Delta Health Center in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, providing complete family medical care and social services for widespread poor populations. She then worked as a clinical associate professor in the Family Medicine Department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.