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Oral history with Dr. Peter Orris

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Creator:Orris, Peter
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Dr. Peter Orris
Date:1995 Nov. 21, 1945-1995

Oral history. Interview conducted on 1995-11-21 with Dr. Peter Orris (born 1945). Dr. Orris participated in his first civil rights demonstration when he was only eleven. In 1964, he was recruited to participate in the Summer Project in Mississippi. Orris was also responsible for coordinating communications for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the Democratic Convention of 1964 and for installing two-way radios in all of the SNCC cars in the state.

Types:Oral histories | Transcripts | Text
Subjects:Orris, Peter | Mississippi Freedom Project | Congress of Racial Equality | Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.) | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, Amite County | United States, Mississippi, Holmes County | United States, Mississippi, McComb | United States, Mississippi, Pike County | United States, Mississippi, Tchula
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
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Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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