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Oral history with Ms. Ruby Magee

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Creator:Magee, Ruby, 1940-
Creator:Morgan, Chester M.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Ms. Ruby Magee
Date:1985 June 11, 1985 Sept. 26, 1985 Oct. 10, 1985 Nov. 21

Oral history. Four interviews conducted on June 11, September 26, October 10, and November 21, 1985 with Ms. Ruby Magee in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Magee was born on August 12, 1940 in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1962, she received a BA in history and political science from Jackson State College (now Jackson State University). While at Jackson State she first became involved in civil rights activity and for a year after graduation served as a research assistant for the United States Department of Justice in its investigation of the Mississippi educational system as it related to voter qualification. After spending a few years studying at Harvard University, Magee returned to Tylertown. She became project director of the Neighbor Center Program, an anti-poverty agency in Columbia, Mississippi. In 1972, she was selected as a National Urban Fellow to serve in a program designed to develop leaders in urban government.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Magee, Ruby, 1940- | United States. Dept. of Justice | African American women--Mississippi--Tylertown | African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Tylertown | African Americans--Mississippi--Tylertown | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi | College graduates--Mississippi | College students--Mississippi--Jackson | College students--Mississippi--Hinds County | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Economic assistance, Domestic--United States | Governmental investigations--Mississippi | Municipal government--Mississippi | Voting--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi | Election law--Mississippi | Literacy tests (Election law)--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights | Mississippi--Race relations | Race relations | State governments--United States | Mississippi--Politics and government--20th century | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Discrimination--Mississippi | Justice | United States, Mississippi, Tylertown | United States, Mississippi, Walthall County
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. 17 part II, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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