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Interview with Miss Ruby Magee : a native Mississippian

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Creator:Magee, Ruby, 1940-http://dlgmaint.galib.uga.edu/cgi-bin/crdl.cgi
Creator:Workform: Civil Rights Digital Library
Title:Interview with Miss Ruby Magee : a native Mississippian
Date:1972 May 18

Oral history. Interview conducted on May 18, 1972 with Ms. Ruby Magee at College Hall at the University of Southern Mississippi. Magee was born in 1940 in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1962, she received a BA in history and political science from Jackson State College (now Jackson State University). While at Jackson State Magee first became involved in civil rights activity and for a year after graduation served as a research assistant for the United States Department of Justice in its investigation of the Mississippi educational system as it related to voter qualification. After spending a few years studying at Harvard University, Magee returned to Tylertown. She became project director of the Neighborhood Center Program, an anti-poverty agency in Columbia, Mississippi. In 1972, she was selected as a National Urban Fellow to serve in a program designed to develop leaders in urban government.

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

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories
Subjects:Magee, Ruby, 1940- | United States. Dept. of Justice | African American women--Mississippi--Tylertown | African Americans--Mississippi--Tylertown | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Economic assistance, Domestic--United States | Municipal government--Mississippi | Mississippi | Tylertown (Miss.) | Walthall County (Miss.)
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 | 2002-03-06
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 17, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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