INDIANOLA: BB King Museum w/’The Intolerable Burden’ film

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, in partnership with the Sunflower County Civil Rights Organization, is pleased to screen The Intolerable Burden, on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 4 p.m.  The Intolerable Burden is a film that documents the decision of Mae Bertha and Matthew Carter to enroll eight of their thirteen children in the public schools of Drew, MS in the autumn of 1965. The screening will be held in the Gin at the B.B. King Museum and is free and open to the public.


“The Intolerable Burden places the Carters’ commitment to obtaining a quality education in context, by examining the conditions of segregation prior to 1965, the hardships the family faced during desegregation, and the massive white resistance, which led to resegregation.” (


For more information on this event, please contact Carol Jackson, Education Coordinator, at or 662-887-9539 ext. 222.


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