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Oral history with Mrs. Lillie Jones, native Mississippian

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Creator:Jones, Lillie, 1892-
Creator:Garvey, Mike
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mrs. Lillie Jones, native Mississippian
Date:1974 Dec. 11

Oral history. Interview conducted on December 11, 1974 with Mrs. Lillie Jones at her home in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Jones was born in 1892 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi and soon after her family moved to Neshoba County. She attended a rural school and upon completion of the eighth grade her schooling ended. Jones was active in the civil rights movement in Mississippi and attempted to improve the conditions for African Americans in the South. She testified before a congressional committee about the conditions under which African Americans had to live in Mississippi. The roads in the African American part of town were in need of repair and Jones challenged the United States government. She told the Department of Justice that if the roads were not repaired that she would stop the African Americans in Neshoba County from paying their taxes. The streets were soon repaired.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Jones, Lillie, 1892- | African American women--Mississippi--Philadelphia | African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Women--Mississippi--Philadelphia | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Civil rights--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Philadelphia | Families--Mississippi--Neshoba County | Students--Mississippi--Neshoba County | Public schools--Mississippi | Roads--Design and construction--Mississippi | Pavements--Maintenance and repair--Mississippi | Pavements--Law and legislation--Mississippi | Direct action--Mississippi | Taxpayer compliance--Mississippi | Tax collection--Mississippi | Deposition--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Manners and customs | Race relations | United States. Dept. of Justice | United States, Mississippi, Philadelphia | United States, Mississippi, Lauderdale County | United States, Mississippi, Neshoba County, 32.7534966, -89.1175728
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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