Jackson Rising: Noel Didla

Jackson Rising

  • Noel Didla talks her own background and how it fits into Jackson, Mississippi. In light of political shifts in her homeland, India, movements like "Jackson Rising" parallel struggles to assimilate, find identity, and create a life story. Didla moved to Jackson to teach English at Jackson State University. Upon arriving, Didla saw a similarity between political oppression in India and racial bias here in The United States. Being involved in the Grassroots effort, which includes supporting cooperatives, is why Didla feels as if she belongs in Jackson.

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