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Oral history with Dr. Michael Smith

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Creator:Smith, Michael Clay
Creator:Derr, Reid
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Dr. Michael Smith
Date:1993, 1930-1993

Oral history. Interview conducted with Dr. Michael Smith, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Southern Mississippi and a journalist during the 1960's. Smith was born in 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa. After his family's move to Jackson, Mississippi in 1954, Smith attended the University of Mississippi. As a student, he became the Oxford correspondent for the Memphis Commercial Appeal and reported many events of the civil rights era, including the enrollment of James Meredith at Ole Miss. Smith worked as the state house reporter for the Jackson Daily News and as a correspondent for both the United Press International and the Associated Press newsgathering services. He continued his education for many years obtaining several degrees including a master's in Social Ethics and a Doctorate of Ministry.

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:Johnson, Paul B., 1916-1985 | Smith, Michael Clay | University of Southern Mississippi | United Press International | Associated Press | College teachers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Journalists--Mississippi | Clergy--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Politics, Practical | State governments | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest 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. 448, 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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