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Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber

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Creator:Barber, Rims, 1936-
Creator:Bolton, Charles C.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber
Date:1997 Aug. 21

Oral history. Interview conducted on 08-21-1997 with Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he participated in Mississippi Freedom Summer with the National Council of Churches and returned to Mississippi with the Delta Ministry in 1965 to work in Canton. He became their Education Director in 1966 and moved to Greenville. Later, he helped establish a Jackson office to assist Representative Robert Clark and work on statewide agendas. In 1977, he went to work for the Children's Defense Fund as the Director of the Mississippi Project until they closed the Mississippi office in 1989. He founded the Mississippi Human Services Agenda to carry on the work of research and advocacy with an emphasis on welfare, education, and health.

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:Barber, Rims, 1936- | 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 movements--Mississippi--Canton | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Madison County | Civil rights--Mississippi | Clergy--Mississippi--Canton | Clergy--Mississippi--Madison County | Clergy--Iowa--Davenport | Presbyterians--Mississippi--Canton | Presbyterians--Mississippi--Madison County | Presbyterians--Iowa--Davenport | Political activists--Mississippi | Mississippi Freedom Project | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Delta Ministry | National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103 | United States, Mississippi, Oxford, 34.366495, -89.519248 | United States, Mississippi, Lafayette County, 34.3567578, -89.4849193 | United States, Mississippi, Canton | United States, Mississippi, Madison County | United States, Mississippi, Washington County, Greenville, 33.4101161, -91.0617735 | United States, Mississippi, Washington County, 33.300147, -90.943847 | United States, Mississippi, Holmes County | United States, Mississippi, Humphreys County | 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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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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