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Oral history with Dr. William A. Butts

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Creator:Butts, William A., 1933-
Creator:Caudill, Orley B.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Dr. William A. Butts
Date:1976 Mar. 3

Oral history. Interview conducted on March 3, 1976 with Dr. William A. Butts at his office on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Butts was born in 1933 near Kilmichael, Mississippi. After graduating high school, he went on to complete two years of study at Mississippi Vocational College (now Mississippi Valley State University) in Itta Bena. In 1953, Butts joined the U.S. Army and after he completed his tour of duty he went on to earn his B.S. degree in political science in 1957. He received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University and went on to teach at Mississippi Valley State and Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. In 1975, Butts was appointed president of Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Butts, William A., 1933- | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Discrimination in higher education--United States | Kentucky State University--Presidents--Interviews | School integration--Mississippi | Segregation in education--Mississippi | College presidents--United States--Interviews | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
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Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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