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Oral history with Mr. C.J. Duckworth

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Creator:Duckworth, C. J., 1911-
Creator:Garvey, Michael
Creator:Bolton, Charles C.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. C.J. Duckworth
Date:1975 Dec. 12, 1976 Jan. 19, 1991 Jan. 23

Oral history. Three interviews conducted on December 12, 1975, January 19, 1976, and January 23, 1991 with Mr. C.J. Duckworth in his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Duckworth was born in Summerland, Mississippi, Smith County, on February 25, 1911. He enrolled in Alcorn State College (now Alcorn State University) but left early to accept a teaching position in Jasper County. After World War II, Duckworth returned to Alcorn and graduated in 1948. He went on to complete a master's degree at Tuskegee Institute in 1955. He taught and served as principal in the public school systems in Heidelberg, Columbia, Pascagoula and Biloxi. In 1966, Duckworth was elected president of the Mississippi Teachers Association and in that same year was elected president of the American Teachers Association. He served as Executive Secretary of the Mississippi Teachers Association.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Duckworth, C. J., 1911- | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews | African Americans--Mississippi | African American teachers--Mississippi | Teachers--Mississippi--Jasper County | Educators--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Men--Mississippi | Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College--Students | African American universities and colleges | African Americans--Education (Higher) | College students--Mississippi | College graduates--Mississippi | Graduate students--Mississippi | Education--Mississippi | Race relations | United States, Mississippi, Jasper County, 32.0191127, -89.1188598
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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