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Oral history with Mr. Amzie Moore, Black civil rights worker

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Creator:Moore, Amzie, 1911-1982
Creator:Garvey, Michael
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Amzie Moore, Black civil rights worker
Date:1977 Mar. 29, 1977 Apr. 13

Oral history. Two interviews conducted on March 29 and April 13, 1977 with Mr. Amzie Moore at his home in Cleveland, Mississippi. Moore was born on September 23, 1911 in rural Mississippi, on the county line of Carroll and Grenada Counties. In 1935, he took a job with the United State Post Office and served there until his retirement in 1968. Moore became an active worker for African American civil rights and concentrated his efforts on the right to vote for African Americans. Another important goal for Moore was to help African Americans be economically self-sufficient and live happy, successful lives. Moore worked to build low cost housing for the poor African Americans and participated with the Head Start Program.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Moore, Amzie, 1911-1982 | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Interviews | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | African American businesspeople--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | African American men--Mississippi | Head Start programs--Mississipp | Post office stations and branches--Mississippi | Postal service--Employees | African Americans--Civil rights | Civic leaders--Mississippi | Interviews--Mississippi | Race relations | Project Head Start (U.S.) | United States, Mississippi, Cleveland | United States, Mississippi, Carroll County | United States, Mississippi, Grenada 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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