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Oral history with Miss Emma Ruth Corban

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Creator:Corban, Emma Ruth, 1907-
Creator:Bolton, Charles C.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Miss Emma Ruth Corban
Date:1991 Mar. 7

Oral history. Interview conducted on March 7, 1991 with Miss Emma Ruth Corban in her home in Meridian, Mississippi. Corban was born in Fayette, Mississippi, on September 18, 1907. She completed a BA degree in English in 1929 and her Masters degree in 1930. Corban taught at Northwest Junior College from 1930 to 1936 and Meridian Junior College from 1936 to 1973. She has served in many professional organizations, including the Mississippi Education Association of which she was president between 1966-1967. After retiring, Corban remained active through community programs and civic organizations. She taught in the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program in Meridian for eleven years and organized alcohol safety education workshops all over the state.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Corban, Emma Ruth, 1907- | Educators--Mississippi | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Meridian | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Lauderdale County | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Fayette | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi--Meridian | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi--Lauderdale County | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi--Fayette | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Teachers--Mississippi | College graduates--Mississippi | Graduate students--Mississippi | Race relations | Women educators--Mississippi | Workshops--Mississippi | Temperance--Mississippi | Northwest Mississippi Junior College | Mississippi Education Association | United States, Mississippi, Lauderdale County | United States, Mississippi, Lauderdale County, Meridian, 32.3643098, -88.703656 | United States, Mississippi, Jefferson County, Fayette, 31.7115534, -91.0606607
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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