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Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Jackson, Mississippi, 2013-03-12

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Dittmer, John, 1939-
Creator:Simpson, Euvester, 1945-
Title:Euvester Simpson oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Jackson, Mississippi, 2013-03-12
Date:2013 Mar. 12
Description:

Euvester Simpson discusses her childhood in Itta Bena, Mississippi, and she describes her parents' decision to send her to Racine, Wisconsin, to attend high school because they were fed up with segregated public schools in Mississippi. For her last year of high school, Simpson returned to Mississippi, and she became active in the Civil Rights Movement. She describes attending a citizenship school in Charleston, South Carolina, going to mass meetings, and being arrested with a group of women, including Fannie Lou Hamer. She also discusses her involvement in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Council of Federated Organizations, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Simpson ends the interview by discussing the legacy of the movement.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Hamer, Fannie Lou | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0072/