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Oral history with Mr. M.W. Hamilton

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Creator:Hamilton, M. W., 1909-1990
Creator:Caudill, Orley B.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. M.W. Hamilton
Date:1978 Feb. 13

Oral history. Interview conducted on February 13, 1978 with Mr. M.W. Hamilton in Petal, Mississippi. Hamilton was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1909 and lived in the area until his death in 1990. He worked as a mechanic, electrician and contractor in his youth. For many years, he operated a general merchandise store. In 1924, Hamilton earned his pilot rating and flew with the famous aviator brothers, Al and Fred Key. Hamilton is perhaps best known as one of the leaders of the Hattiesburg segregationists during the 1960's. He was a founding member of the Citizens Council in Hattiesburg and of Beason Academy, a whites-only school.

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:Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966 | Hamilton, M. W., 1909-1990 | Airplanes--Mississippi | Automobile mechanics--Mississippi | Electricians--Mississippi | Contractors--Mississippi | Businesspeople--Mississippi | Air pilots--Mississippi | Segregation--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Discrimination--Mississippi | Segregationists--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Segregationists--Mississippi--Forrest County | Segregation in education--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Segregation in education--Mississippi--Forrest County | White supremacy movements--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | White supremacy movements--Mississippi--Forrest County | Building trades--Employees | White Citizens councils--Mississippi | Racism--Mississippi | Politicians--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations--Political aspects | Racism--Political aspects | African Americans--Civil rights | Mississippi--Politics and government | Interviews--Mississippi | Race relations | Citizens' Councils of America | United States, Mississippi, Petal | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County
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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