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Interview with Dr. William Penn Davis : former president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, president emeritus of Mississippi Baptist Seminary

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Creator:Davis, William Penn, 1903-
Title:Interview with Dr. William Penn Davis : former president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, president emeritus of Mississippi Baptist Seminary
Date:1972 Mar. 24
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Oral history. Interview conducted on March 24, 1972 with Dr. William Penn Davis at his home in Jackson, Mississippi. Davis was born in Union County, Mississippi on August 5, 1903. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi College in 1929 and a Master of Theology degree in 1938 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Davis was ordained to the ministry in 1923 and began serving various churches throughout the South and Maryland. In 1957, Davis became president of the Mississippi Baptist Seminary and served until his retirement in 1971. He is also a former president of both the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board and the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Baptist Seminary. He has also served as secretary and director of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board's department of work with National (Negro) Baptists.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories
Subjects:Davis, William Penn, 1903- | Mississippi Baptist Convention Board | Mississippi Baptist Seminary | Baptists--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations | Religion and social problems--Mississippi | Mississippi
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:Gower, Harold K. | Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage | University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss.: University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2002-02-13
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