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Oral history with Professor N.R. Burger

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Creator:Burger, N. R., 1909-1984
Creator:Pyle, R. Wayne, 1948-
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Professor N.R. Burger
Date:1982 May 11

Oral history. Interview conducted on May 11, 1982 with Professor N.R. Burger at his residence in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Burger was born on April 7, 1909 in Brookhaven, Mississippi. In 1932, he completed his undergraduate degree from Alcorn College (now Alcorn State University). He earned a Master's degree from Cornell University and then went on to study at New York University. Burger taught mathematics at Magnolia, Mississippi from 1934 to 1936. He served as principal at Hopewell Vocational School in Covington County from 1936 to 1940. Until his retirement in 1974, Burger served as principal at Eureka High School (later Rowan High School). He was very active in his community through his work with various organizations such as the Hattiesburg Business Development Council, the Mississippi Principals Association, and the Resolutions Committee of the National Teachers Association. In addition, Burger organized the first Boy Scouts troop for African Americans in South Mississippi.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Burger, N. R., 1909-1984 | Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 | Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 | Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 | African American educators--Mississippi | Discrimination in education--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Voter registration--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | School integration--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Hattiesburg (Miss.)--Race relations | Hattiesburg (Miss.)--History--20th century | African American colleges and universities--Mississippi | Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College | African Americans--Education--Mississippi--Pike County | African Americans--Education--Mississippi--Covington County | Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Influence | Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972--Influence | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County | United States, Mississippi, Pike 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. 356, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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