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Oral history with Professor Charles Marx, State highway patrolman, retired

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Creator:Marx, Charles, 1932-
Creator:Caudill, Orley B.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Professor Charles Marx, State highway patrolman, retired
Date:1976 Oct. 28, 1976 Nov. 2

Oral history. Two interviews conducted on October 28 and November 2, 1976 with Professor Charles G. Marx at the University of Southern Mississippi Campus in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Marx was born on November 23, 1932 in McComb, Mississippi. After serving in the United States Air Force, he joined the Mississippi highway patrol at the age of twenty-five. While working as a patrolman, Marx attended law school and was appointed attorney for the highway patrol. After he retired from the patrol, he took a position teaching Criminal Justice at the University of Southern Mississippi. Marx was in the center of the long and difficult civil rights struggle. In 1961, he escorted the first bus carrying "Freedom Riders" from the Alabama line to Jackson, Mississippi. Also, he discusses the shooting that took place at Jackson State College (now Jackson State University) from an officer's perspective.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Marx, Charles, 1932- | Lawyers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | College teachers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Teachers--Mississippi-Hattiesburg | Police--Mississippi | Men--Mississippi | Law enforcement--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol | Politicians--Mississippi | Politics, Practical--Mississippi | Lawyers--Mississippi | College graduates--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States | Segregation in transportation--Southern States | Freedom Rides, 1961 | United States, Mississippi, McComb | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest 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. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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