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Oral history with Mr. Ken Fairly

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Creator:Fairly, Ken, 1928-
Creator:Derr, Reid
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Ken Fairly
Date:1993 July 7

Oral history. Interview conducted on July 7, 1993 with Ken Fairly, a Mississippi law enforcement officer and journalist. Fairly was born on February 18, 1928 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Now retired, he had two careers: one as a journalist and the other as a law enforcement officer at the local, state, and national levels. Fairly investigated Ku Klux Klan activities for the Saturday Evening Post and was present at part of the University of Mississippi riots as a police officer.

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

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Fairly, Ken, 1928- | Police--Mississippi--Interviews | Journalists--Mississippi | Law enforcement--Mississippi | Civil rights--Civil rights | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations | Hate crimes--Mississippi | Political violence--Mississippi | Mobs--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi | White supremacy movements--Mississippi | Hate groups--Mississippi | Hate--Mississippi | Race riots--Mississippi | Mississippi Highway Patrol | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | University of Mississippi | 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. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Mississippi Oral History Program Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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