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Oral history with Reuben Anderson

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Creator:Anderson, Reuben V. (Reuben Vincent), 1942-
Creator:Bolton, Charles C.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Reuben Anderson
Date:1997 Dec. 18

Oral history. Interview conducted on December 18, 1997 with Reuben Anderson. He was the first African-American to graduate from Ole Miss Law School. His professional experience includes the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., 1967-75; municipal judge for the City of Jackson, 1975-77; county court judge for Hinds County, 1977-82; circuit court judge for the Seventh Circuit Court District, 1982-85; Mississippi Supreme Court justice, 1985-90; and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government at the University of Mississippi, fall of 1995.

This interview is part of the Civil Rights Documentation Project, funded by the Mississippi Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Anderson, Reuben V. (Reuben Vincent), 1942- | University of Mississippi. School of Law | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund | Civil rights--Mississippi--Jackson | Civil rights--Mississippi--Hinds County | School integration--Mississippi--Jackson | School integration--Mississippi--Hinds County | African American lawyers--Mississippi--Jackson | African American lawyers--Mississippi--Hinds County | African American judges--Mississippi--Jackson | African American judges--Mississippi--Hinds County | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103
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.

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.

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