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Oral history with Mr. Earl W. Banks

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Creator:Banks, Earl W., 1905-1986
Creator:Garvey, Mike
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Earl W. Banks
Date:1975 Aug. 26

Oral history. Interview conducted on August 26, 1975 with Earl W. Banks, 1905-1986. He enrolled at Alcorn University in Lorman, Mississippi, for one year, then transferred to Jackson State University where he completed high school. He continued in the program at Jackson State University for two years, then transferred to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he finished his undergraduate degree in 1926. After graduation, Mr. Banks returned to Jackson and became a partner in Peoples Funeral Home. While in Jackson, Mr. Banks was well-known for his active support of civic improvement projects. He participated in fund-raising for St. Dominic's Hospital and the YMCA. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the State Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association, and worked with the United Way.

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:Banks, Earl W., 1905-1986 | Alcorn University | Jackson State University | Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.) | Civil rights--Mississippi--Jackson | Civil rights--Mississippi--Hinds County | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Jackson | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hinds County | Jackson (Miss.)--Race relations | Hinds County (Miss.)--Race relations | Banks and banking--Mississippi | Funeral homes--Mississippi--Jackson | 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
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Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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