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Oral history with Reverend Clay F. Lee, minister of the Methodist church

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Creator:Lee, Clay F. (Clay Foster) 1930-
Title:Oral history with Reverend Clay F. Lee, minister of the Methodist church
Date:1980 July 8, 1980 July 23
Description:

Oral history. Two interviews conducted on July 8 and 23, 1980 with the Reverend Clay F. Lee at his study in Jackson, Mississippi. Lee was born on March 3, 1930 in Laurel, Mississippi. After graduating with his undergraduate degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, Lee went on to complete his graduate work at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduating there in 1953, he then embarked on his ministerial mission full time. Lee found himself pastorate over an extremely divided and at times violent Mississippi. During his years as an associate minister at Galloway Memorial Church in Jackson, Mississippi the congregation was determined to keep their church segregated. Lee moves on to a pastorate in Philadelphia, Mississippi and three weeks after his arrival three civil rights workers were murdered. In 1976, Lee was named pastor of the Galloway Memorial Church in Jackson, Mississippi, a position he still holds at the time of this interview.

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

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories
Subjects:Lee, Clay F. (Clay Foster), 1930- | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Hate crimes | Methodist Church--Mississippi | Segregation--Mississippi | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Clergy--Mississippi--Interviews | Philadelphia (Miss.)--Race relations | Philadelphia (Miss.) | Neshoba County (Miss.)
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:Caudill, Orley B. | Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage | University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss.: University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2002-02-28
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 186, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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