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Oral history with Reverend Clinton Collier

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Creator:Collier, Clinton, 1909-
Creator:Caudill, Orley B.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Reverend Clinton Collier
Date:1981 July 28

Oral history. Interview conducted on July 28, 1981 with Reverend Clinton Collier at the Methodist Church in Morton, Mississippi. Collier was born on August 24, 1910 in rural Neshoba County. After completing the eighth grade, which was as high as African American schools taught at that time, he went to Tougaloo College. The depression interrupted Collier's education and his teaching career began. He taught in Mississippi until 1940, and then moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked until he was drafted into the Navy in 1942. After two years of service, Collier went back to Washington, D.C. and then on to Detroit until returning to Mississippi in 1956. He returned to public school teaching and entered the United Methodist ministry. During the late 1950's and the 1960's Collier was closely associated with leaders of the civil rights movement and was very active on the state and local level.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Collier, Clinton, 1909- | African American clergy--Mississippi | African American teachers--Mississippi | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Neshoba County | Clergy--Mississippi--Neshoba County | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Methodists--Mississippi | Methodist Church--Mississippi | Methodist Church--Clergy | College students--Mississippi | College graduates--Mississippi | Educators--Mississippi | Educators--Washington (D.C.) | Teachers--Mississippi | Draft--Washington (D.C.) | Race relations | Tougaloo College | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | United States, Mississippi, Morton | United States, Mississippi, Neshoba County, 32.7534966, -89.1175728
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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