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Oral history with Dr. W. B. Thompson

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Creator:Thompson, William Bert, 1920-
Creator:Garvey, Michael
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Dr. W. B. Thompson
Date:1976 Oct. 7

Oral history. Interview conducted on October 7, 1976 with Dr. W. B. Thompson at his office at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. Thompson was born on November 5, 1920 in Columbus, Mississippi. After returning from service in World War II, he attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1947 and a Master of Science degree in 1950. After Thompson earned his doctorate in education from Ole Miss in 1968, his teaching career began. By 1965, Thompson became superintendent of the Greenville public school system in Greenville, Mississippi. In 1976, he became the dean of Mississippi College's School of Education where he served until his retirement in 1986.

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:Thompson, William Bert, 1920- | University of Mississippi | Mississippi College | Public schools--Mississippi--Greenville | Civil rights--Mississippi | Education--Mississippi | School integration--Mississippi | School superintendents--Mississippi--Greenville | United States, Mississippi, Washington County, Greenville, 33.4101161, -91.0617735 | United States, Mississippi, Washington County, 33.300147, -90.943847
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. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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