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Contemporary life and viewpoints in Mississippi

Repository: Millsaps College. Archives

Collection Description (Extant): The Contemporary Life and Viewpoints in Mississippi Collection is the only existing oral history project in the Millsaps archives. It is comprised of 39 interviews conducted in 1965 by Dr. Gordon Henderson, then chair of the political science department at Millsaps. He record oral histories of people involved in the civil rights struggles then going on in the state of Mississippi. Among the topics discussed are integration of public accommodations, schools, and churches; Freedom Summer activities; voter registration and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; and various forms of white resistance to integration. The project was not completed, however, and only 23 are available for study. All interviews were recorded on reel-to-reel tape. The archives have the facilities to make cassette copies of interviews.

Date(s): 1965

Digital Status: No

Extent: 23 reel-to-reel tapes

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights workers--Mississippi
Discrimination in public accommodations
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Mississippi Freedom Project
Mississippi Freedom Schools
Mississippi--Race relations
School integration--Mississippi
Whites--Mississippi

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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