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.

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   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.

Love, elayne

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