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Oral history with Mr. Roger Barnhill

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Creator:Barnhill, Roger, 1940-
Creator:Rachal, John
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Roger Barnhill
Date:1995 Nov. 17

Oral history. Interview conducted on November 17, 1995 with Mr. Roger Barnhill. He was born on November 12, 1940 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Barnhill was recruited into the Student Nonviolent Coordinated Committee (SNCC) in his senior year at Michigan State University. During the Mississippi Summer Project, he worked as a community liaison with the police department in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Over the summer of 1964, he canvassed voters in Moss Point, Pascagoula, Gulfport, and Biloxi, and he taught African-American history to high school students. Barnhill was arrested for taking part in a mass demonstration. After returning to Michigan State, he graduated and began working in the juvenile court in St. Louis and then at the Missouri State Board of Probation and Parole.

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:Barnhill, Roger, 1940- | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi | Suffrage--Mississippi | Mississippi Freedom Project | Mississippi Freedom Schools | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
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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