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Oral history with Frank Ellis Smith

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Creator:Smith, Frank Ellis, 1918-
Creator:Katagiri, Yasuhiro, 1960-
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Frank Ellis Smith
Date:1993 Aug. 27

Oral history. Interview conducted on August 27, 1993 with Frank Ellis Smith at his bookstore in Jackson, Mississippi. Smith was born on February 21, 1918 in Sidon, Mississippi. He is a six-term U.S. representative from Mississippi who is best known as the public official who favored James Meredith's entry into the University of Mississippi. Smith received an AB degree from the University of Mississippi and took graduate work for a brief period at the American University in Washington, D.C. He is also the author of six books, including The Yazoo River, Congressman from Mississippi, Look Away from Dixie, The Politics of Conversation, Mississippians All, and The Land Between the Lakes.

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

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Smith, Frank Ellis, 1918- | Meredith, James, 1933- | Civil rights--Mississippi | Legislators--Mississippi | Race relations--Mississippi | College integration--Mississippi--Oxford | Authors | Delta (Miss. : Region) | United States, Mississippi, Oxford, 34.366495, -89.519248 | United States, Mississippi, Lafayette
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. 154, pt. 2, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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