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Oral history with Dr. Peter Orris

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Creator:Orris, Peter
Title:Oral history with Dr. Peter Orris
Date:1995 Nov. 21

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
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 | Amite County (Miss.) | Holmes County (Miss.) | McComb (Miss.) | Pike County (Miss.) | Tchula (Miss.) | Pike County (Miss.)
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage | University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss. : University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2000-05-05
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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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