Sips from the Sipp

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

33 episodes of Sips from the Sipp since the first episode, which aired on November 2nd, 2023.

  • Episode 1: Black Man's Burden, Chapter 1

    November 2nd, 2023  |  23 mins 53 secs

    A reading of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Chapter 1. William Holtzclaw was the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, a "Little Tuskegee" in rural Utica, Mississippi. His book, the first published by an African American in Mississippi, recounts his journey in establishing the school.

  • Episode 2: Dr. Eldridge Henderson - Black Man's Burden ch. 1 Discussion

    November 9th, 2023  |  51 mins 53 secs

    Jean Greene and Dr. Eldridge Henderson discuss the first chapter of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden.

  • Episode 3: Black Man's Burden, Chapter 2

    November 16th, 2023  |  34 mins 57 secs

    A reading of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Chapter 2. William Holtzclaw was the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, a "Little Tuskegee" in rural Utica, Mississippi. His book, the first published by an African American in Mississippi, recounts his journey in establishing the school.

  • Episode 4: Mrs. Alma Fisher - Black Man's Burden ch. 2 Discussion

    November 23rd, 2023  |  33 mins 58 secs

    Jean Greene and Mrs. Alma Fisher, retired director of library services at Utica, discuss Chapter 2 of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Mrs. Fisher is the retired director of library services at Utica, grew up in the area, and is deeply invested in the Utica community. In this episode, Jean and Mrs. Fisher discuss the relevance of chapter 2 including a discussion of Mrs. Fisher's memories of her own childhood experiences.

  • Episode 5: Black Man's Burden, Chapter 3

    November 30th, 2023  |  31 mins 34 secs

    A reading of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Chapter 3. William Holtzclaw was the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, a "Little Tuskegee" in rural Utica, Mississippi. His book, the first published by an African American in Mississippi, recounts his journey in establishing the school.

  • Episode 6: Mrs. Denise Taylor - Black Man's Burden ch. 3 Discussion

    December 7th, 2023  |  31 mins 46 secs

    Jean Greene and Mrs. Denise Taylor discuss Chapter 3 of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Mrs. Taylor worked for many years on campus in the Dean of Students office and now serves in the college PBI office. She has deep roots in the Utica area. In this episode, Jean and Mrs. Taylor discuss the relevance of chapter 3 including a discussion of the family connections she shares with William Holtzclaw dating back to the founding.

  • Episode 7: Black Man's Burden, Chapter 4

    December 14th, 2023  |  17 mins 19 secs

    A reading of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Chapter 4. William Holtzclaw was the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, a "Little Tuskegee" in rural Utica, Mississippi. His book, the first published by an African American in Mississippi, recounts his journey in establishing the school.

    In this chapter, Holtzclaw discusses the beginnings of his dream to start a school in Mississippi.

  • Episode 8: Mrs. Beverly Trimble - Black Man's Burden ch. 4 Discussion

    December 21st, 2023  |  30 mins 24 secs

    In this podcast episode, Jean Greene and Mrs. Beverly Trimble discuss Chapter 4 of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, "Black Man's Burden." They explore Holtzclaw's life on his way to Mississippi, emphasizing his challenges, determination, and commitment to education. The conversation also highlights the importance of community support and advocates for rebuilding and preserving past values for the benefit of the community and educational institutions.

  • Episode 9: Black Man's Burden, Chapter 5

    December 28th, 2023  |  37 mins 47 secs

    A reading of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Chapter 5. William Holtzclaw was the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, a "Little Tuskegee" in rural Utica, Mississippi. His book, the first published by an African American in Mississippi, recounts his journey in establishing the school.

    In this chapter, William H. Holtzclaw, inspired by the efforts of his mentor Professor Edwards, leaves Snow Hill and embarks on a challenging journey through Mississippi. Determined to establish an independent school, he faces skepticism from both white and Black communities but ultimately secures support, opens a public school, and tirelessly advocates for educational upliftment in Utica.

  • Episode 10: Mrs. Chris Tanner Watkins - Black Man's Burden ch. 5 Discussion

    January 4th, 2024  |  34 mins 29 secs

    In this engaging conversation, Jean is joined by Mrs. Chris Tanner Watkins to discuss chapter 5 of "The Black Man's Burden." This chapter delves into William H. Holtzclaw's arduous journey, navigating racial complexities in the Delta. Amid encounters with entrenched racial attitudes, Holtzclaw's resilience, inspired by Booker T. Washington & Mr. William Edwards at Snow Hill, propels him to establish a groundbreaking school in Utica, challenging societal norms.

  • Episode 11: Black Man's Burden, Chapter 6

    January 11th, 2024  |  28 mins 47 secs

    A reading of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Chapter 6. William Holtzclaw was the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, a "Little Tuskegee" in rural Utica, Mississippi. His book, the first published by an African American in Mississippi, recounts his journey in establishing the school.

    In this chapter, William H. Holtzclaw faces skepticism and financial challenges in Utica while establishing a school. Confronted by reluctant landowners and insufficient funds, Holtzclaw's efforts encounter mistrust and accusations of fraud, with tensions heightened by opposing views between Baptist and Sanctified churches. The intricate racial attitudes of the time add complexity to Holtzclaw's mission to establish the region's first school for Black students.

  • Episode 12: Mrs. Loretta Gandy - Black Man's Burden ch. 6 Discussion

    January 18th, 2024  |  20 mins 35 secs

    In this insightful podcast episode, Jean Greene is joined by Mrs. Loretta Gandy to explore Chapter 6 of "Black Man's Burden," diving into the extraordinary journey of Holtzclaw as he overcomes challenges to build a school for Negroes in rural Mississippi. Discover timeless lessons on perseverance, creative problem-solving, and the enduring impact of Holtzclaw's vision on the community in this compelling discussion on the human experience and the pursuit of dreams against all odds.

  • Episode 13: Black Man's Burden, Chapter 7

    January 25th, 2024  |  21 mins 25 secs

    A reading of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Chapter 7. William Holtzclaw was the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, a "Little Tuskegee" in rural Utica, Mississippi. His book, the first published by an African American in Mississippi, recounts his journey in establishing the school.

    Chapter 7 recounts the collaborative efforts of farmers and community members to fund the school through subscription lists and events. The narrative touches on challenges, personal sacrifices, and a crucial moment in overcoming difficulties during the school's establishment.

  • Episode 14: Dr. Sophia Marshall Chapman - Black Man's Burden ch. 7 Discussion

    February 1st, 2024  |  36 mins 4 secs

    In this episode, Jean is joined by Dr. Sophia Marshall Chapman for a thought-provoking discussion about Chapter 7 of William Holtzclaw's 1915 autobiography, "Black Man's Burden." They explore the enduring impact of Holtzclaw's challenges, emphasizing the importance of intentional community engagement and drawing parallels to contemporary educational endeavors.

  • Episode 15: Black Man's Burden, Chapter 8

    February 8th, 2024  |  13 mins 7 secs

    A reading of William Holtzclaw's autobiography, Black Man's Burden. Chapter 7. William Holtzclaw was the founder of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, a "Little Tuskegee" in rural Utica, Mississippi. His book, the first published by an African American in Mississippi, recounts his journey in establishing the school.

    In Chapter 8 of "The Black Man’s Burden," William H. Holtzclaw recounts the pivotal support of Rev. R. C. Bedford, President of the Board of Trustees, during the early struggles of the Utica Normal and Industrial Institute. Holtzclaw's resourcefulness in Boston, particularly the influential aid of Mrs. Mary Clement Leavitt and a generous donation from Mr. F. B. Ginn, emerges as a testament to the fortitude required to navigate financial challenges and secure allies for the school's development. The chapter encapsulates the perseverance and strategic efforts essential for the institute's survival and growth.

  • Episode 16: Mrs. Magnolia Hampton - Black Man's Burden ch. 8 Discussion

    February 15th, 2024  |  14 mins 21 secs

    Mrs. Magnolia Hampton reflects on the importance of external support, particularly from northerners, in the development of Utica Junior College. Her discussion draws parallels to the contemporary need for HBCUs to actively seek broader backing and emphasizes the ongoing efforts to preserve Utica's legacy.