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Oral history with Mr. R. Jesse Brown, lawyer, Jackson, Mississippi

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Creator:Brown, R. Jesse, 1912-
Creator:Burson, George S.
Title:Oral history with Mr. R. Jesse Brown, lawyer, Jackson, Mississippi
Date:1972 Apr. 2

Oral history. Interview conducted on April 2, 1972 with Mr. R. Jesse Brown in Jackson, Mississippi. Brown was born in Coffeeville, Kansas, on September 2, 1912, and was raised in Oklahoma. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State Normal University and a Master of Science in Education degree from Indiana University. In 1946, Brown moved to Mississippi where he taught school for five years. After graduating from law school and passing the Bar, he began to practice law in 1954. Brown was quite active in the civil rights movement in the 1960's, particularly in providing legal counsel for civil rights workers and organizations. He discusses the objectives and problems of various civil rights legal defense organizations. He also describes the type and degree of intimidation and harassment that he has encountered and attempts to gauge the impact of the events of the 1960's upon local black citizens that were affected.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Sound | Text
Subjects:Brown, R. Jesse, 1912- | African Americans--Mississippi | African Americans lawyers--Mississippi | African American men--Mississippi | Lawyers--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Missisippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi | Attorney and client--Mississippi | Social reformers--Mississippi | Intimidation--Mississippi | Harassment--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | 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. 20, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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