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Interview with Mr. William F. Dukes : native Mississippian, lawyer and former FBI agent

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Creator:Dukes, William F., 1927-
Title:Interview with Mr. William F. Dukes : native Mississippian, lawyer and former FBI agent
Date:1973 Jan. 23
Description:

Oral history. Interview conducted on January 23, 1973 with Mr. William Dukes in his office in Gulfport, Mississippi. Dukes was born in the Sullivans' Hollow area near Raleigh, in Smith County, Mississippi on January 15, 1927. After his discharge from the Navy in 1946, Dukes attended Mississippi Southern College, now the University of Southern Mississippi. Upon graduation Dukes earned a BA degree from USM and a L.L.B. from the University of Mississippi. He then went on to be accepted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After his training was complete Dukes was assigned to the FBI office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He eventually made it back to Mississippi where he became senior Resident-Agent in charge of the Gulfport office. Dukes was involved in the struggle to prevent organized crime from gaining a foothold on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in the "war with the Klan" in civil rights cases. He was instrumental in the apprehension of the alleged killers in the Vernon Dahmer murder case.

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

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories
Subjects:Dukes, William F., 1927- | Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966 | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation | Lawyers--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Organized crime--Mississippi | Hate crimes--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations | Mississippi
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:Caudill, Orley B. | Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage | University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage | 2002-01-31
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 40, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Mississippi Oral History Program Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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