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Oral history with Mr. Richard Boyd and Mrs. Earline Boyd

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Creator:Boyd, Earline
Creator:Boyd, Richard, 1916-
Creator:Bolton, Charles C.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Richard Boyd and Mrs. Earline Boyd
Date:1991 Aug. 29, 1992 Sept. 29

Oral history. Two interviews conducted on August 29, 1991 with Mr. Richard Boyd and on September 29, 1992 with Mrs. Earline Boyd. Mr. Boyd was born on July 21, 1916 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He graduated from Eureka High School "In 1935. After working in the Civilian Conservation Corps for one year, Mr. Boyd then returned to Hattiesburg. He worked for Hattiesburg Compress and meridian Fertilizer Company briefly before obtaining a job with Hercules, Inc., a chemical plant specializing in timber by-products. Mr. Boyd began work at Hercules, Inc. as a yard laborer in 1941 and by 1962 he became the first African-American at Hercules to work as an operator. He spent his last years at Hercules, Inc. working in the personnel department until he retired in 1977. Mr. Boyd is a Mason, a member and officer of the Forrest County branch of the NAACP, and a lifelong member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Boyd, Earline | Boyd, Richard, 1916- | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Forrest County | African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Forrest County | African American women--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American women--Mississippi--Forrest County | African American men--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American men--Mississippi--Forrest County | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Forrest County | Wives--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Wives--Mississippi--Forrest County | Husbands--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Husbands--Mississippi--Forrest County | Married people--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Married people--Mississippi--Forrest County | African American Methodists--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American Methodists--Mississippi--Forrest County | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Forrest County | African American churches--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American churches--Mississippi--Forrest County | Church membership--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Church membership--Mississippi--Forrest County | African Americans--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Race relations | Timber | Chemical plants | Hercules Incorporated--Employees | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Employees | St. Paul United Methodist Church (Hattiesburg, Miss.) | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County
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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