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Oral history with James Nix

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Creator:Nix, James, 1937-
Creator:Rowe, Sarah
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with James Nix
Date:1993 Mar. 7, 1993 Mar. 7

Oral history. Interview conducted on March 7, 1993 with James Nix (born 1937). In 1966, Mr. Nix formed a civil rights activist group called the Spirit. This group agitated for civil rights in Hattiesburg and served as bodyguards for local civil rights leaders.

This interview is part of the Civil Rights Documentation Project, funded by the Mississippi Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Nix, James, 1937- | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Civil rights--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights--Mississippi--Forrest County | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Forrest County | Boycotts--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Boycotts--Mississippi--Forrest County | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Forrest County | African American veterans--Mississippi--Laurel | African American veterans--Mississippi--Jones County | Bodyguards--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Bodyguards--Mississippi--Forrest County | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County | United States, Mississippi, Laurel | United States, Mississippi, Jones 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. 443, 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.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

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