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Oral history with Mr. Semmes Luckett

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Creator:Luckett, Semmes, 1905-1987
Creator:Healy, Thomas
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Semmes Luckett
Date:1977 Sept. 14

Oral history. Interview conducted on September 14, 1977 with Mr. Semmes Luckett, attorney at law, at his office in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Luckett was born on October 28, 1905 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He entered the University of Mississippi in 1923 and graduated from law school in 1928. Luckett began his law practice in Greenwood, Mississippi. In 1932, he accepted an offer to join a firm in Clarksdale and practiced law there until shortly before his death in 1987. Luckett was active in community and civic affairs. He was chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of Coahoma County for many years.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Luckett, Semmes, 1905-1987 | Lawyers--Mississippi--Clarksdale | Lawyers--Mississippi--Greenwood | College students--Mississippi--Jackson | College students--Mississippi--Hinds County | College graduates--Mississippi | Civic leader--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Men--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Race relations | State governments | University of Mississippi | Democratic Party (Miss.) | United States, Mississippi, Yazoo City | United States, Mississippi, Clarksdale | United States, Mississippi, Greenwood | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103
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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