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Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber (1995)

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Creator:Barber, Rims, 1936-
Creator:Rachal, John
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber (1995)
Date:1995 July 5

Oral history. An interview conducted on 07-05-1995 with Mr. Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he was a twenty-seven-year-old Presbyterian minister in Davenport, Iowa. He came to Mississippi in response to a request for volunteers to help with Freedom Summer from the National Council of Churches Commission on Religion and Race. As a white man, he says, he came to broaden "support for what people were doing" in Mississippi. He stayed in the homes of local residents in Canton and engaged in door-to-door canvassing, talking to people about voter registration.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Barber, Rims, 1936- | Mississippi Freedom Project | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Delta Ministry | National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America | Voter registration--Mississippi--Canton | Voter registration--Mississippi--Madison County | School integration--Mississippi--Canton | School integration--Mississippi--Madison County | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Canton | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Madison County | Civil rights--Mississippi | Clergy--Mississippi--Canton | Clergy--Mississippi--Madison County | United States, Mississippi, Canton | United States, Mississippi, Madison County | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103 | Delta (Miss. : Region)
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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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.

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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