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Oral history with Mr. Maurice R. Black

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Creator:Black, Maurice R., 1915-
Creator:Bolton, Charles C.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Maurice R. Black
Date:1991 July 25

Oral history. Interview conducted on July 25, 1991 with Mr. Maurice Black at his home near North Carrollton, Mississippi. Black was born on October 18, 1915, near Flora, Mississippi, in Madison County. After graduating from Hinds Junior College in 1935, he attended Millsaps College. Black then enrolled in Jackson Law School and graduated with his law degree in 1938. During World War II, Black served in the Army counterintelligence in Hawaii and the South Pacific. After the war, he was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served from 1948 to 1964. After leaving the House, Black acted as attorney for the office of the Mississippi State Insurance Commissioner. In 1969, he accepted an appointment as Assistant Attorney-General and continued in this position until his retirement in 1977.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Black, Maurice R., 1915- | Lawyers--Mississippi | Legislators--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Race relations | Segregation in education--Mississippi | State governments | Mississippi--Politics and government | 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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