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Oral history with Mrs. Irene (Ponder) Napier

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Creator:Napier, Irene Ponder, 1917-
Creator:Pyle, R. Wayne, 1948-
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mrs. Irene (Ponder) Napier
Date:1981 Sept. 2

Oral history. Interview conducted on September 2, 1981 with Mrs. Irene Napier at her home in Mount Olive, Mississippi. Napier was born on December 21, 1917 at Mount Olive in Covington, Mississippi. After having studied two years at Jones County Junior College, she began her teaching career in 1942 at Sand Hill School in Beaumont, Mississippi. In 1951, Napier graduated from Mississippi Southern Teachers' College with a BS degree in education as well as doing graduate work. She received a good deal of her college education through night, summer and extension courses from Southern, as well as George Washington University in Washington, D.C., the University of Florida in Pensacola, Florida, and East Texas State Teacher's College in Commerce Texas. Napier taught for thirty-one years in Mississippi elementary and secondary public schools.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Napier, Irene Ponder, 1917- | Teachers--Mississippi | Public schools--Mississippi | Women--Mississippi | Wives--Mississippi | College students--Mississippi | College graduates--Mississippi | Graduate students--Mississippi | Universities and colleges--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | School integration--Mississippi | Distance education--Mississippi | University extension--Mississippi | University of Southern Mississippi | University of Florida | United States, Mississippi, Covington County | United States, Mississippi, Beaumont
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 259, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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