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Oral history with Lt. Col. Billie Hughes

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Creator:Hughes, Billie
Creator:Derr, Reid
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Lt. Col. Billie Hughes
Date:1993 July 7

Oral history. Interview conducted on July 7, 1993 with Lt. Col. Billie Hughes of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. Hughes was born in Pearl River County, Mississippi. He grew up in Pike County, Mississippi. After working for the railroad industry, Hughes became a Mississippi highway patrolman in 1964. He served as a trooper during the height of racial tensions in Mississippi during the sixties.

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:Hughes, Billie | Police--Mississippi | Traffic police--Mississippi | Law enforcement--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Men--Mississippi | Railroads | Race relations | Mississippi Highway Patrol | United States, Mississippi, Pike 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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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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Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

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