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Oral history with Mr. Wilson Evans II

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Creator:Evans, Wilson, 1924-
Creator:Caudill, Orley B.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Wilson Evans II
Date:1981 June 11

Oral history. Interview conducted on 06-11-1981 with Mr. Wilson Evans II (born 1924). Evans began his long career as a union leader in Gulfport in 1950, later becoming president of the union. This interview covers topics as diverse as his service career, voting rights for black war veterans, and union management. However, race relations remain the common theme, especially relations between white and black union members and the immediate postwar racial climate in Gulfport.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to the University of Southern Mississippi.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966 | Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 | Evans, Wilson, 1924- | Henry, Aaron, 1922- | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Civil rights--Mississippi--Gulfport | Civil rights--Mississippi--Harrison County | Labor unions--Mississippi--Gulfport | Labor unions--Mississippi--Harrison County | Race relations--Mississippi--Gulfport | Race relations--Mississippi--Harrison County | African American veterans--Mississippi--Gulfport | African American veterans--Mississippi--Harrison County | Stevedores--Mississippi--Gulfport | Stevedores--Mississippi--Harrison County | United States, Mississippi, McComb | United States, Mississippi, Pike County | United States, Mississippi, Harrison County, Gulfport, 30.3674198, -89.0928155 | United States, Mississippi, Harrison County
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 639, 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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